Eosinophil infiltration in the heart with free-wall rupture following acute myocardial infarction: A case report

Junko Miyazato, Satoshi Yasuda, Isao Morii, Yoritaka Otsuka, Atsushi Kawamura, Chikao Yutani, Shunichi Miyazaki

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Abstract

A 90-year-old woman was referred to us due to acute extensive anterior myocardial infarction with cardiogenic shock. Echocardiography revealed akinesis of infarct region, associated with wall thinning. She was treated with catecholamines and diuretics because her hemodynamics were classified in Forrester subset IV. On the ninth day after the onset of infarction, she died of free-wall rupture. The postmortem histological study demonstrated eosinophil infiltration in the area of rupture, which may have been a pathological factor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-70
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of cardiology
Volume40
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Aug
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Immunologic factors
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Pathophysiology
  • Shock
  • Ventricular remodeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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