Large infero-posterior wall pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle

An unusual presentation

Lucio Targa, Edoardo Gaglione, Giuseppe Scattolin, Marco Formichi, Alberto Banzato, Maria Grazia Lucà, Federico Corbara

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Abstract

Post-myocardial infarction left ventricular pseudoaneurysm resulting from free wall rupture is a rare finding and its recognition during life is uncommon. The diagnosis is difficult since symptoms, clinical evaluation and electrocardiographic and X-ray findings are usually non-specific. We herein present a case of a pseudoaneurysm manifesting after a silent myocardial infarction and diagnosed at echocardiography in a patient who, at the time of hospitalization, had a history and clinical and laboratory findings suggestive of pulmonary embolism. The patient was successfully operated. The present report underlines the diagnostic and prognostic value of two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography. The clinical and laboratory findings are also discussed in the light of the recent literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)758-761
Number of pages4
JournalItalian Heart Journal
Volume3
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2002

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False Aneurysm
Heart Ventricles
Echocardiography
Myocardial Infarction
Symptom Assessment
Pulmonary Embolism
Rupture
Hospitalization
History
X-Rays

Keywords

  • Echocardiography
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Pseudoaneurysm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Targa, L., Gaglione, E., Scattolin, G., Formichi, M., Banzato, A., Lucà, M. G., & Corbara, F. (2002). Large infero-posterior wall pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle: An unusual presentation. Italian Heart Journal, 3(12), 758-761.

Large infero-posterior wall pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle : An unusual presentation. / Targa, Lucio; Gaglione, Edoardo; Scattolin, Giuseppe; Formichi, Marco; Banzato, Alberto; Lucà, Maria Grazia; Corbara, Federico.

In: Italian Heart Journal, Vol. 3, No. 12, 01.12.2002, p. 758-761.

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Targa, L, Gaglione, E, Scattolin, G, Formichi, M, Banzato, A, Lucà, MG & Corbara, F 2002, 'Large infero-posterior wall pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle: An unusual presentation', Italian Heart Journal, vol. 3, no. 12, pp. 758-761.
Targa L, Gaglione E, Scattolin G, Formichi M, Banzato A, Lucà MG et al. Large infero-posterior wall pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle: An unusual presentation. Italian Heart Journal. 2002 Dec 1;3(12):758-761.
Targa, Lucio ; Gaglione, Edoardo ; Scattolin, Giuseppe ; Formichi, Marco ; Banzato, Alberto ; Lucà, Maria Grazia ; Corbara, Federico. / Large infero-posterior wall pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle : An unusual presentation. In: Italian Heart Journal. 2002 ; Vol. 3, No. 12. pp. 758-761.
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