Hypereosinophilic Thrombus Causing Aortic Stenosis and Myocardial Infarction

Michael G. D'Souza, Daniel G. Swistel, Jose L. Castro, Joseph J. DeRose

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Hypereosinophilia can cause severe endomyocardial fibrosis with subsequent restrictive cardiac disease and endocardial lesions. We present a case of a 37-year-old man with known hypereosinophilia, followed with yearly echocardiograms, who presented acutely with myocardial infarction and aortic outflow tract obstruction. At surgery, a broad based eosinophilic thrombus was found that had obstructed the aortic outflow tract. The possibility of the rapid emergence of such obstructive thrombotic lesions in hypereosinophilic syndromes warrants very close echocardiographic surveillance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1725-1726
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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