We report a case of a 68-year-old man in whom myocardial infarction was complicated by a large and unusual left ventricular aneurysm. Peculiar anatomic features of a very large aneurysm of the posterior wall of the left ventricle were clearly suspected on transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography and precisely defined through multidetector computed tomography. This technique not only confirmed echocardiographic findings, but also facilitated the differential diagnosis between left ventricular aneurysm and left ventricular pseudoaneurysm and the choice of the correct surgical planning.
|Title of host publication||European Journal of Radiology Extra|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - May 2005|
- Computed tomography
- Left ventricle
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging