Case Reports in Cardiology
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Defects in Very Long-Chain Fatty Acid Oxidation Presenting as Different Types of Cardiomyopathy

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Case Reports in Cardiology publishes case reports and case series related to hypertension, arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, vascular disease, congenital heart disease, and cardiomyopathy.

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Presentation and Management of a Giant Coronary Artery Aneurysm with a Fistula to the Right Ventricle

A 27-year-old female presented to our emergency department in ventricular tachycardia. During her workup, she was found to have an extremely rare giant aneurysmal left anterior descending artery (LAD) ending in a coronary fistula to the right ventricle (RV). After stabilization, a variety of treatment options were considered, as there is no standard first-line treatment.

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Bidirectional Ventricular Tachycardia with Stress-Induced Cardiomyopathy

Bidirectional ventricular tachycardia (BDVT) is a rare electrocardiographic finding characterized by rapid, wide complex, alternating QRS morphology with 180-degree swings in the frontal plane axis or, less commonly, alternating right bundle branch and left bundle branch block morphology. The most proposed mechanisms for BDVT involve triggered activity or enhanced automaticity resulting from calcium dysregulation. Catecholamine surge can cause myocardial injury as well as calcium dysregulation resulting in enhanced automaticity that can lead to arrhythmias such as BDVT. This case report stands to describe a unique presentation of BDVT and stress-induced cardiomyopathy, resulting from catecholamine surge following multiple traumatic gunshot wounds in the setting of methamphetamine use.

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Cocaine and COVID-19 in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Both COVID-19 disease and cocaine consumption have prothrombotic and hypercoagulable effects and are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events. We report the case of a patient with acute myocardial infarction in the setting of active COVID-19 disease and recent cocaine consumption. We hypothesize that COVID-19 and cocaine synergistically provoke cardiovascular events. Identifying COVID-19 disease and/or cocaine abuse as potential triggers of acute myocardial infarction can be crucial due to distinctive therapeutic consequences.

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Percutaneous Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale after Anterior Spinal Cord Infarction

In patients with a patent foramen ovale (PFO) who have had a cryptogenic ischemic stroke, percutaneous closure reduces its recurrence risk. However, its role in spinal cord infarction (SCI) is less well-established. A few case reports describe the putative causative role of PFO in SCI. We present a case of a teenager with cryptogenic anterior SCI in the setting of a deep vein thrombosis and a high risk-PFO who underwent successful percutaneous closure.

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COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine-Associated Myocarditis Presenting as STEMI in a 48-Year-Old Male

Myocarditis has been recognized as a rare complication of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) mRNA vaccinations. Young adult and adolescent years of age are the most commonly affected group, with decreased incidence with older age. This is a case of a 48-year-old male who presented with chest pain and EKG findings of STEMI shortly after receiving the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 mRNA vaccine. Emergent left heart catheterization revealed normal coronaries. Subsequently, the patient had rapid resolution of his symptoms and improvement in serum markers. The exact etiology factors to this new and rare phenomenon are yet to be fully understood. This patient did have a history of previous viral myocarditis 7 years ago; however, it remains unclear if this could be a predisposing factor to the development of mRNA vaccine-associated myocarditis.

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Woven Coronary Artery Anomaly: An Incidental Finding and Literature Review

Woven coronary artery anomaly is a rare description of an epicardial vessel segment that divides into multiple intertwining segments with eventual convergence of the distal vessel. We present our case, a 57-year-old male with an incidental woven coronary artery anomaly found during work-up investigations for a possible lung transplant, and we conduct a literature review on woven anomaly cases reported from 1988 to 2021 and provide a thorough analysis of its diversified clinical presentation. Imaging identification and various treatment modalities are also discussed.

Case Reports in Cardiology
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