An unusual case of cardiac tamponade due to rupture of ascending aorta in a young adult

AUTHORS : DebBarma Antara1 , Yadav Abhishek2 , Kanwar HK3 , Dey Arjit4 , Gupta SK5
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Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) are very prevalent in India and above 20 years, the estimated prevalence is 3-4% in rural and 8-10% in urban. The most common cause of sudden cardiac death among young adults is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy followed by coronary ar-tery anomalies.We report one case of sudden cardiac death due to cardiac tamponade consequent upon ruptured ascending aorta in a young adult male. The deceased had left ventricular hypertrophy suggesting the presence of chronic hypertension. He did not have any previous complaints prior to his death, any history of genetic disorder and particularly no family history of hypertension in the family. The interview with the relatives revealed that the deceased used to do regular gymnasium exercise and might have been using muscle building protein supplements. This can be considered as a predisposing factor for his pathological Heart condition and untimely death. The authors want to highlight the importance of regular health check-up for cardiac diseases even in unsuspecting healthy individuals.

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