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Vol 10, No 6 (2015)
Case Reports
Published online: 2016-01-11
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Isolated right ventricular infarction as a result of acute pulmonary embolism

Marcin Koć, Michał Ciurzyński, Dorota Piotrowska-Kownacka, Piotr Pruszczyk
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2015.0082
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Folia Cardiologica 2015;10(6):438-441.

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Vol 10, No 6 (2015)
Case Reports
Published online: 2016-01-11

Abstract

Acute pulmonary embolism (APE) often leads to acute right ventricular overload, which is associated with patient’s condition deterioration. Dilation of the right chambers of the heart results in worsening in haemodynamic function. Severe overload of the right ventricle in the course of APE may also cause myocardial ischaemia. We present a case of young women who did not receive chronic treatment, in whom right ventricular myocardial infarction (RVMI) in the course of APE was diagnosed, and the diagnosis was confirmed with cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging.

Abstract

Acute pulmonary embolism (APE) often leads to acute right ventricular overload, which is associated with patient’s condition deterioration. Dilation of the right chambers of the heart results in worsening in haemodynamic function. Severe overload of the right ventricle in the course of APE may also cause myocardial ischaemia. We present a case of young women who did not receive chronic treatment, in whom right ventricular myocardial infarction (RVMI) in the course of APE was diagnosed, and the diagnosis was confirmed with cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging.

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right ventricular infarction, acute pulmonary embolism, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging

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Title

Isolated right ventricular infarction as a result of acute pulmonary embolism

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 10, No 6 (2015)

Pages

438-441

Published online

2016-01-11

DOI

10.5603/FC.2015.0082

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2015;10(6):438-441.

Keywords

right ventricular infarction
acute pulmonary embolism
cardiac magnetic resonance imaging

Authors

Marcin Koć
Michał Ciurzyński
Dorota Piotrowska-Kownacka
Piotr Pruszczyk

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