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- Alejandro Cruz-Utrilla, MDa,∗ (, )
- Eduardo Pozo, MD, PhDa,
- Gina LaRocca, MDb,
- Marcos Ferrández-Escarabajal, MDa and
- David Filgueiras-Rama, MD, PhDa
- aDepartment of Cardiology, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, SpainDepartment of Cardiology, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain
- bCardiovascular Institute and Marie-Josee and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New YorkCardiovascular Institute and Marie-Josee and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Alejandro Cruz-Utrilla, Department of Cardiology, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Calle Profesor Martín Lagos, S/N, 28040, Madrid, Spain.
This paper reports the case of an 88-year-old male with a history of chronic abdominal aortic aneurysm admitted to the emergency department with resting chest pain consistent with angina. Beta-blockade therapy triggered a cardiogenic shock, which motivated an urgent computed tomography scan and echocardiogram that confirmed high-output-related heart failure secondary to aortocaval fistula. (Level of Difficulty: Beginner.)
The authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
- Received March 21, 2019.
- Revision received April 30, 2019.
- Accepted May 2, 2019.
- 2019 The Authors