Hypereosinophilic Syndrome Simulating an Acute Coronary Syndrome

  • Joana Neves Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar Baixo Vouga, Aveiro, Portugal
  • Raquel Ferreira Cardiology Department, Centro Hospitalar Baixo Vouga, Aveiro, Portugal
  • Fátima Franco Cardiology Department, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portuga
  • José Mesquita Bastos Cardiology Department, Centro Hospitalar Baixo Vouga, Aveiro, Portugal
  • Clarinda Neves Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar Baixo Vouga, Aveiro, Portugal

Keywords

hypereosinophilic syndrome, acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, cardiac magnetic resonance

Abstract

Objectives: to report a case of hypereosinophilic syndrome which presented clinically acute coronary syndrome.

Materials and methods: we describe a case of a 69-year-old woman with acute coronary syndrome and peripheral hypereosinophilia.

Results: the condition rapidly evolved to severe heart failure. Coronary disease was excluded by cardiac catheterization. Systemic corticosteroid therapy was initiated and further secondary causes of hypereosinophilia were excluded.

Author Biographies

Joana Neves,
Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar Baixo Vouga, Aveiro, Portugal

Centro Hospitalar Baixo Vouga

Medicina Interna 

Raquel Ferreira,
Cardiology Department, Centro Hospitalar Baixo Vouga, Aveiro, Portugal

Centro Hospitalar Baixo Vouga

Cardiologia

Fátima Franco,
Cardiology Department, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portuga

Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Coimbra - UTICA

José Mesquita Bastos,
Cardiology Department, Centro Hospitalar Baixo Vouga, Aveiro, Portugal

Centro Hospitalar Baixo Vouga

Cardiologia

Clarinda Neves,
Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar Baixo Vouga, Aveiro, Portugal

Centro Hospitalar Baixo Vouga

Internal Medicine

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  • Published: 2015-09-22

    Issue: Vol 2 No 6 (2015) (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Neves, J., Ferreira, R., Franco, F., Mesquita Bastos, J., & Neves, C. (2015). Hypereosinophilic Syndrome Simulating an Acute Coronary Syndrome. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2(6). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2015_000246