Myocardial oedema in the setting of immersion pulmonary oedema - Cause or effect?

James Oldman, Sarah Morwood, James Willis, Daniel Xavier Augustine

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Abstract

Immersion pulmonary oedema (IPE) is an under-reported and poorly understood phenomenon thought to be related to exercise-induced haemodynamic changes while submersed in water. Previous work has demonstrated reversible myocardial dysfunction during acute episodes. We present a case of IPE with concomitant, transient, left ventricular myocardial oedema characterised via MRI. This is a novel finding and may be evidence of left ventricular strain due to pressure overload or secondary to a subclinical myocarditis.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere251274
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume16
Issue number1
Early online date9 Jan 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2023

Keywords

  • Heart failure
  • Hypertension
  • Sudden death in sport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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