Cardiac echinococcus complicated by ventricular tachycardia

Marcello Marcì, Abele Ajello, Francesca Finazzo, Francesco Violante, Andrea Pizzuto, Antonino Battaglia, Andrea Quarti, Ottavio Alfieri

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Echinococcosis is a parasitic disease that usually involves lungs and liver. Occasionally, it localizes in the heart (less than 2% of cases). We present a case of an adult patient with cardiac echinococcosis complicated by ventricular tachycardia. The diagnosis, based on transthoracic two-dimensional echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computerized tomography (CT), was confirmed by surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)613-615
Number of pages3
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2001


  • Cardiac echinococcosis
  • Two-dimensional echocardiography
  • Ventricular tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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