Unique Association of Rare Cardiovascular Disease in an Athlete With Ventricular Arrhythmias
Ventricular arrhythmias are a leading cause of non-elegibility to competitive sport. The failure to detect a significant organic substrate in the initial stage of screening does not preclude the identification of structural pathologies in the follow-up by using advanced imaging techniques.
Here we report the case of a senior athlete judged not elegible because an arrhythmia with the morphology consistent with the origin of the left ventricle, in which subsequent execution of a cardiac MR and a thoracic CT scan has allowed the identification of an unique association between an area of myocardial damage, probable site of origine of the arrhythma, and a rare aortic malformation.
Autor / Fonte:V Santomauro, M Contursi, S Dellegrottaglie, G Borsellino Translational Medicine @ UniSa 2015, 12: 60-3