Atypical Complications of Huntington Chorea Disease
- *Corresponding Author:
- Marzia Cottini
Department of Heart and Vessels
Cardiac Surgery Unit and Heart Transplantation Center
“S. Camillo-Forlanini” Hospital
Rome 00149, Italy
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Received date: April 18, 2016; Accepted date: June 02, 2016; Published date: July 07, 2016
Citation: Cottini M, Pergolini A, Terrieri F, Beghi C (2016) Atypical Complications of Huntington Chorea Disease. Cardiovasc Pharm Open Access 5:188. doi:10.4172/2329-6607.1000188
Copyright: © 2016 Cottini M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Neurodegenerative diseases are defined as hereditary or acquired conditions which are characterized by progressive nervous system dysfunction. They include diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias, Huntington’s Disease, and so on. We report a case of 59-years-old man with Huntington Chorea admitted to our department for dyspnoea in massive pulmonary embolism due to a migration of a part of thrombus from deep venous thrombosis situs. He had recent history of pneumonia and severe hypomobility, and the thrombophilic screening showed a deficiency of C protein and S protein. While the diagnostic workup had been done, we discovered severe coronary disease, patent foramen ovale and paradoxical embolism.