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Citation

Neves D, Bettencourt N, Braga P, Gama V. Rev. Port. Cardiol. 2015; 34(6): 423.e1-423.e3.

Vernacular Title

Sopro de uma bala - lesão antiga, nova terapêutica.

Affiliation

Serviço de Cardiologia, Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2015, Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia, Publisher Elsevier Publishing)

DOI

10.1016/j.repc.2014.11.021

PMID

26051759

Abstract

Aortic disease can be highly variable in terms of lesion morphology, clinical presentation and etiology. We present the case of a young man who suffered a gunshot injury at the age of 12, resulting in paraplegia. Later a murmur was detected and at age 25 a pseudoaneurysm was diagnosed, with fistulization to the left pulmonary artery. Given his good functional status, he was initially managed by a conservative strategy, with regular follow-up. At age 35 left ventricular dilatation was observed with tachycardia and systolic dysfunction, and he was referred for transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Currently, at age 41, he is well in cardiovascular terms, with a good procedural result and professionally active.


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