Intramural myocardial hemorrhagic rupture in a patient with metastatic cancer and myocardial infarction

Andrea Barison, Giovanni D. Aquaro, Giancarlo Todiere, Gaetano Nucifora, Anca I. Corciu, Emilio Pasanisi, Danilo Neglia, Michele Coceani

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Abstract

A 77-year-old man with anterior ST-elevated myocardial infarction and lateral myocardial rupture underwent successful percutaneous revascularization. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) unveiled a disseminated metastatic cancer, likely responsible not only for a prothrombotic paraneoplastic syndrome but also for ventricular metastasis and myocardial rupture. The patient unfortunately died because of noncardiovascular complications of cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-279
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2011

Keywords

  • cancer
  • myocardial infarction
  • myocardial rupture
  • paraneoplastic syndromes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Barison, A., Aquaro, G. D., Todiere, G., Nucifora, G., Corciu, A. I., Pasanisi, E., ... Coceani, M. (2011). Intramural myocardial hemorrhagic rupture in a patient with metastatic cancer and myocardial infarction. Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, 12(4), 277-279. https://doi.org/10.2459/JCM.0b013e32833cdd9b