Unique Association of Rare Cardiovascular Disease in an Athlete With Ventricular Arrhythmias

Abstract

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.

Keywords: left-dominant arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, Kommerell’s diverticulum, ventricular arrhythmias, cardiac magnetic resonance, sports elegibility

Autor / Fonte:V Santomauro, M Contursi, S Dellegrottaglie, G Borsellino Translational Medicine @ UniSa 2015, 12: 60-3
Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4592045/pdf/tm-12-60.pdf