Title

Ventricular tachycardia: A rare case of myocardial silicosis

Affiliations

Aurora Center for Advanced Atrial Fibrillation Therapies, Aurora Cardiovascular and Thoracic Services, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center

Abstract

Chronic exposure to silica is a recognized health hazard. Manifestations of pulmonary and extrapulmonary silicosis are well described. Secondary pulmonary arterial hypertension and pericardial involvement are described, but myocardial involvement has not been reported. In this case of newly diagnosed pulmonary silicosis, ventricular tachycardia results are shown from pathological involvement of ventricular myocardium. (Level of Difficulty: Beginner.)

Document Type

Case Report

DOI

10.1016/j.jaccas.2020.09.024


 

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