Right ventricular aneurysm associated with advanced hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Andrea Frustaci, Cristina Chimenti, Luigi Natale

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Abstract

A previously undescribed case of right ventricular aneurysm (RVA) associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in an advanced stage is reported. The diagnosis was established by noninvasive (cardiac two-dimensional echocardiogram and nuclear MRI) and invasive (cardiac catheterization, angiography, and biventricular endomyoeardial biopsy) cardiac examinations, which documented hypertrophied, dilated and hypokinetic biventricular chambers associated with typical histologic findings (histologic hypertrophic eardiomyopathy index of 66%). A prominent narrowing of myocardial arterioles, extended to the fight ventricular myoeardium, has been identified and has been hypothesized as being responsible for RVA formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)552-554
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume113
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Right ventricular aneurysm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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