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Coronary and Valve Angiodysplasia Unmasked by Eosinophilic Vasculitis and Endomyocarditis*

Cristina Chimenti, MD, PhD; Elisabetta La Penna, MD; Maurizio Pieroni, MD; Francesca San Vito, MD; Ottavio Alfieri, MD; Attilio Maseri, MD; Andrea Frustaci, MD
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*From the Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Department (Drs. Chimenti, La Penna, Pieroni, Alfieri, and Maseri) and Pathology Department (Dr. San Vito) San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy; and the Cardiology Department (Dr. Frustaci), Catholic University, Rome, Italy.

Correspondence to: Andrea Frustaci, MD, Cardiology Department, Catholic University, Largo A. Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy; e-mail: biocard@rm.unicatt.it



Chest. 2004;126(5):1700-1703. doi:10.1378/chest.126.5.1700
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A previously unreported case of a complex congenital cardiac anomaly consisting of coronary and valvular angiodysplasia, complicated by an eosinophilic endomyocardial disease, is described. The disorder presented clinically with congestive heart failure, which was characterized by evidence of floating masses causing severe pulmonary stenosis and dysfunction of the mitral and aortic valves. Symptoms of cardiac failure disappeared following pulmonary valve replacement and steroid therapy.

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