A strange pneumonia

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

Risultato della ricerca: Article

Abstract

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.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)815-817
Numero di pagine3
RivistaJournal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Volume18
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Fingerprint Entra nei temi di ricerca di 'A strange pneumonia'. Insieme formano una fingerprint unica.

  • Cita questo

    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.