Reversible left ventricular dysfunction simulating a myocardial infarction after pericardiectomy

D. E. Wood, A. J. Crumbley, Naveen Luke Pereira

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Abstract

A 39 year old man with postoperative constrictive pericarditis after pericardiectomy developed major left ventricular systolic dysfunction with an anterior wall infarct pattern on ECG but no regional wall motion abnormalities by echocardiography or serum enzymatic evidence of a myocardial infarction. The left ventricular dysfunction resolved over two weeks with supportive treatment. It is postulated that this patient's transient left ventricular dysfunction and ECG changes were caused by myocardial inflammation and oedema induced by operative trauma during pericardiectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-184
Number of pages2
JournalHeart
Volume88
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Pericardiectomy
Left Ventricular Dysfunction
Myocardial Infarction
Electrocardiography
Constrictive Pericarditis
Echocardiography
Edema
Inflammation
Wounds and Injuries
Serum
Therapeutics

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Reversible left ventricular dysfunction simulating a myocardial infarction after pericardiectomy. / Wood, D. E.; Crumbley, A. J.; Pereira, Naveen Luke.

In: Heart, Vol. 88, No. 2, 2002, p. 183-184.

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