A strange pneumonia

Salvatore Novo, Pasquale Assennato, Antonino Mignano, Giuseppina Novo, Michele Pilato, Sergio Sciacca, Marco Guglielmo, Riccardo Di Miceli, Salvatore Evola

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We report the case of a 62-year-old man with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction complicated by partial rupture of the antero-lateral papillary muscle in which severe mitral regurgitation with lateralized direction towards the right pulmonary veins gave unilateral pulmonary oedema, resembling an acute pneumonia.Unilateral pulmonary oedema is a rare entity, more frequently appearing as opacity of the right lung and always associated with severe mitral regurgitation. It is very important to suspect and promptly recognize unilateral pulmonary oedema because initial misdiagnosis leads to a delay in the initiation of appropriate treatment and to an increased risk of mortality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)815-817
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Novo, S., Assennato, P., Mignano, A., Novo, G., Pilato, M., Sciacca, S., Guglielmo, M., Di Miceli, R., & Evola, S. (2017). A strange pneumonia. Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, 18, 815-817.