Acute peritonitis as the first presentation of valvular cardiomyopathy.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207571
Title:
Acute peritonitis as the first presentation of valvular cardiomyopathy.
Authors:
Higgins, Nikki; Burke, John P; McCreery, Charles J
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin 4, Ireland., nikki.c.higgins@gmail.com
Citation:
Am J Emerg Med. 2012 Jan;30(1):247.e5-6. Epub 2010 Oct 20.
Journal:
The American journal of emergency medicine
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207571
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajem.2010.09.019
PubMed ID:
20970284
Abstract:
Valvular cardiomyopathy can present a diagnostic challenge in the absence of overt cardiac symptoms. This report describes the case of a 46-year-old woman who presented with acute peritonitis associated with vomiting and abdominal distension. Subsequent abdominal computed tomography and ultrasound revealed bibasal pleural effusions, ascites, and normal ovaries. An echocardiogram revealed that all cardiac chambers were dilated with a global decrease in contractility and severe mitral, tricuspid, and aortic regurgitation. A diagnosis of cardiomyopathy with acute heart failure, secondary to valvular heart disease, was secured. Acute peritonitis as the presenting feature of valvular cardiomyopathy is a rare clinical entity.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Abdominal Pain/etiology; Acute Disease; Cardiomyopathies/etiology; Female; Heart Valve Diseases/*complications/diagnosis; Humans; Middle Aged; Peritonitis/*etiology; Pleural Effusion/etiology; Vomiting/etiology
ISSN:
1532-8171 (Electronic); 0735-6757 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHiggins, Nikkien_GB
dc.contributor.authorBurke, John Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcCreery, Charles Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:31:42Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:31:42Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:31:42Z-
dc.identifier.citationAm J Emerg Med. 2012 Jan;30(1):247.e5-6. Epub 2010 Oct 20.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1532-8171 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0735-6757 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20970284en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ajem.2010.09.019en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207571-
dc.description.abstractValvular cardiomyopathy can present a diagnostic challenge in the absence of overt cardiac symptoms. This report describes the case of a 46-year-old woman who presented with acute peritonitis associated with vomiting and abdominal distension. Subsequent abdominal computed tomography and ultrasound revealed bibasal pleural effusions, ascites, and normal ovaries. An echocardiogram revealed that all cardiac chambers were dilated with a global decrease in contractility and severe mitral, tricuspid, and aortic regurgitation. A diagnosis of cardiomyopathy with acute heart failure, secondary to valvular heart disease, was secured. Acute peritonitis as the presenting feature of valvular cardiomyopathy is a rare clinical entity.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAbdominal Pain/etiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshAcute Diseaseen_GB
dc.subject.meshCardiomyopathies/etiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHeart Valve Diseases/*complications/diagnosisen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshPeritonitis/*etiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshPleural Effusion/etiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshVomiting/etiologyen_GB
dc.titleAcute peritonitis as the first presentation of valvular cardiomyopathy.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Cardiology, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin 4, Ireland., nikki.c.higgins@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalThe American journal of emergency medicineen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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