What do the special task forces of the Federal Police and heart surgeons have in common? Maybe the public impression of a burst in power. Or the great responsibility both specialties carry and the expertise in their respective field. The more you think about it, the more parallels become visible.
Isolated right ventricular myocardial infarction (iRVMI) is a rare condition and can be potentially overlooked. The prognosis of such an event can be poor, irrespective of the involvement of the left ventricle, potentially leading to lethal arrhythmic and mechanical complications. This report describes the rare case of an iRVMI due to an acute ostial occlusion of a small right ventricular branch, which triggered an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
The case of a 50-year-old woman with a chemotherapeutically treated primary mediastinal lymphoma and circumferential pericardial effusion, whose echocardiogram revealed unusual intrapericardial colour and pulsed-wave Doppler flow signals.