Hoarseness Due to Cardiovascular Disease: Two Cases of Cardiovocal Syndrome
Keywords:Cardiovocal hoarseness, Ortner’s syndrome, cardiovascular disease, aortic aneurysm, mitral stenosis
Objective: To report two cases of Cardiovocal syndrome (or Ortner’s syndrome) due to cardiovascular disease.
Study Design: Case Report
Setting: Tertiary University Hospital
Results: Two patients with cardiovocal syndrome, one due to an aortic saccular aneurysm and the other due to severe mitral stenosis underwent surgery to correct the underlying cardiovascular disease. Post-operatively, the hoarseness resolved completely in the patient with mitral stenosis but persisted in the patient with aortic saccular aneurysm.
Conclusion: Cardivascular disease should be considered as a differential diagnosis in a patient with hoarseness. A high index of suspicion is needed to make an early diagnosis, which can lead to surgical correction of the potentially life-threatening, underlying cardiovascular disease.
Keywords: Cardiovocal hoarseness, Ortner’s syndrome, cardiovascular disease, aortic aneurysm, mitral stenosis
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