Journal of Cardiovascular Echography

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 159--160

Shortness of breath on exertion: A (Cardiac Magnetic Resonance) picture is worth a thousand words


Chrysanthos Grigoratos1, Andrea Barison1, Giancarlo Todiere2, Giovanni Donato Aquaro2 
1 Fondazione Gabriele Monasterio/CNR Regione Toscana; Scuola Superiore Sant' Anna, Institute of Life Sciences, Pisa, Italy
2 Fondazione Gabriele Monasterio/CNR Regione Toscana, Pisa, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Chrysanthos Grigoratos
Via Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa
Italy

This is the case of a 78-year-old male patient that underwent a cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) due to shortness of breath. An unanticipated diagnosis of a giant pseudoaneurysm with a “guitar-like” appearance was made and patient was sent for urgent ventriculoplasty. CMR offered striking illustrative images allowing for previously unsuspected diagnosis to be made and patient's therapeutic management modified. Moreover, in this case, we emphasize the paramount importance of differentiating between true aneurysms, pseudoaneurysms, clefts, and diverticuli since each pathology has completely different management and prognosis that vary from benign to potentially fatal if not immediately treated.


How to cite this article:
Grigoratos C, Barison A, Todiere G, Aquaro GD. Shortness of breath on exertion: A (Cardiac Magnetic Resonance) picture is worth a thousand words.J Cardiovasc Echography 2017;27:159-160


How to cite this URL:
Grigoratos C, Barison A, Todiere G, Aquaro GD. Shortness of breath on exertion: A (Cardiac Magnetic Resonance) picture is worth a thousand words. J Cardiovasc Echography [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 May 11 ];27:159-160
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