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Left ventricular hydatid cyst: an uncommon cause of chest pain in young adults

  • Ravindranath K. Shankarappa (a1), Nagaraja Moorthy (a1), Prabhavathi Bhat (a1) and Manjunath C. Nanjappa (a1)

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Isolated cardiac involvement in hydatid disease is very rare. We report the case of a young adult male who presented to the emergency department with acute onset of chest pain and was surprisingly detected to have a hydatid cyst in the left ventricular myocardium. The transthoracic echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the diagnosis. Cardiac hydatid disease should be considered in the differential diagnosis of chest pain in young individuals in the absence of conventional risk factors of atherosclerosis.

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Correspondence to: Dr N. Moorthy, MD, Department of Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bangalore 560069, India. Tel: +919670440344; E-mail: drnagaraj_moorthy@yahoo.com

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Left ventricular hydatid cyst: an uncommon cause of chest pain in young adults

  • Ravindranath K. Shankarappa (a1), Nagaraja Moorthy (a1), Prabhavathi Bhat (a1) and Manjunath C. Nanjappa (a1)

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