Ventricular tachycardia: A rare case of myocardial silicosis
Chakraborty P, Isser HS, Arava SK, Madan K, Bhatia M, Jahangir A. Ventricular Tachycardia: A Rare Case of Myocardial Silicosis. JACC: Case Reports. 2020;2(14):2256-2259.
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.)