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Rapidly progressing mycotic aortic aneurysm masquerading as acute coronary syndrome.

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Chhabra, L; Kruger, MA; Kuraganti, G; Eltibi, R; Mamidala, S; Bajaj, R; Belur, A; Rapose, A; Hannan, J
Published in: The Canadian journal of cardiology
December 2013

Mycotic aortic aneurysms are rare. The most common cause of a mycotic aortic aneurysm is bacterial seeding in a diseased or injured aortic intima with subsequent arteritis. Because the clinical presentation of mycotic aortic aneurysms can be quite variable, the diagnosis hence can often be quite challenging. We herewith report an interesting case study in which the patient with a mycotic aortic aneurysm presented with the clinical picture masquerading as an acute coronary syndrome. The scenario reiterates the fact that despite the availability of accurate noninvasive imaging techniques, strong clinical suspicion might be imperative for the diagnosis of mycotic aneurysms.

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The Canadian journal of cardiology

DOI

EISSN

1916-7075

ISSN

0828-282X

Publication Date

December 2013

Volume

29

Issue

12

Start / End Page

1742.e17 / 1742.e20

Related Subject Headings

  • Staphylococcal Infections
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Male
  • Infusions, Intravenous
  • Humans
  • Disease Progression
  • Coronary Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Cardiovascular System & Hematology
 

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Chhabra, L., Kruger, M. A., Kuraganti, G., Eltibi, R., Mamidala, S., Bajaj, R., … Hannan, J. (2013). Rapidly progressing mycotic aortic aneurysm masquerading as acute coronary syndrome. The Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 29(12), 1742.e17-1742.e20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2013.08.010
Chhabra, Lovely, Mihaela A. Kruger, Gayatri Kuraganti, Rami Eltibi, Suresh Mamidala, Rishi Bajaj, Akhila Belur, Alwyn Rapose, and Joseph Hannan. “Rapidly progressing mycotic aortic aneurysm masquerading as acute coronary syndrome.The Canadian Journal of Cardiology 29, no. 12 (December 2013): 1742.e17-1742.e20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2013.08.010.
Chhabra L, Kruger MA, Kuraganti G, Eltibi R, Mamidala S, Bajaj R, et al. Rapidly progressing mycotic aortic aneurysm masquerading as acute coronary syndrome. The Canadian journal of cardiology. 2013 Dec;29(12):1742.e17-1742.e20.
Chhabra, Lovely, et al. “Rapidly progressing mycotic aortic aneurysm masquerading as acute coronary syndrome.The Canadian Journal of Cardiology, vol. 29, no. 12, Dec. 2013, pp. 1742.e17-1742.e20. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.cjca.2013.08.010.
Chhabra L, Kruger MA, Kuraganti G, Eltibi R, Mamidala S, Bajaj R, Belur A, Rapose A, Hannan J. Rapidly progressing mycotic aortic aneurysm masquerading as acute coronary syndrome. The Canadian journal of cardiology. 2013 Dec;29(12):1742.e17-1742.e20.
Journal cover image

Published In

The Canadian journal of cardiology

DOI

EISSN

1916-7075

ISSN

0828-282X

Publication Date

December 2013

Volume

29

Issue

12

Start / End Page

1742.e17 / 1742.e20

Related Subject Headings

  • Staphylococcal Infections
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Male
  • Infusions, Intravenous
  • Humans
  • Disease Progression
  • Coronary Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Cardiovascular System & Hematology