Cite Score:
0.25
ELSEVIER SCOPUS

Cardiac Hydatid Cyst: An Unusual Cause of Chest Pain

AUTHORS

Esref Tuncer 1 , * , Ugur Turk 1 , Emin Alioglu 1

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Department of Cardiology, Central Hospital, Izmir, Turkey

ARTICLE INFORMATION

International Cardiovascular Research Journal: 7 (4); e12379
Published Online: December 31, 2013
Article Type: Case Report
Received: May 01, 2017
Accepted: July 14, 2013

Crossmark

CHEKING

READ FULL TEXT
Abstract

 

Hydatid disease is a parasitic infection caused by larvae of Echinococcus granulosus. Cardiac involvement in hydatid disease is uncommon, constituting only 0.5 - 2% of all cases of hydatidosis. Most patients with cardiac echinococcosis are asymptomatic, and the disease is often latent because a hydatid cyst in the heart grows very slowly. Only approximately 10 % of patients, especially those with large hydatid cysts, have clinical manifestations. Precordial pain is the one of the common symptoms and is most often vague and does not resemble angina pectoris.

Keywords

Chest Pain Cardiac Involvement

© 0, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences.
Fulltext

The full text is available in PDF.

References
1 The references are available in PDF.
COMMENTS

LEAVE A COMMENT HERE: