Journal of Cardiovascular Echography

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 189--190

Pericardial agenesis as a rather unusual cause of palpitations: We only see what we know


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

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

Cardiac palpitations secondary to ventricular ectopic beats are a frequent clinical indication for a cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) scan. CMR has already demonstrated its additive diagnostic value in patients with frequent arrhythmias even when echocardiogram appears normal. Hereby, we describe a case of a middle-aged male patient referred to our laboratory because of frequent ventricular ectopic beats and an inconclusive echocardiogram due to an extremely poor acoustic window. A diagnosis of pericardial agenesis (PA) was made explaining patient symptoms and arrhythmias previously detected. Furthermore, at the case report description, PA prevalence, associated cardiac pathologies, and novel CMR diagnostic criteria are being described.


How to cite this article:
Grigoratos C, Todiere G, Aquaro GD, Barison A. Pericardial agenesis as a rather unusual cause of palpitations: We only see what we know.J Cardiovasc Echography 2018;28:189-190


How to cite this URL:
Grigoratos C, Todiere G, Aquaro GD, Barison A. Pericardial agenesis as a rather unusual cause of palpitations: We only see what we know. J Cardiovasc Echography [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 Jan 21 ];28:189-190
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