Left ventricular postoperative false aneurysm following apical venting

Federico Bizzarri, David Rose, Giacomo Frati, Luigi Muzzi

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We report a case of false aneurysm of the left ventricle occurring subsequently to the placing of a vent sump line through the apex during an aortic valve procedure; the diagnosis was made twelve months later during a routine echocardiographic examination. The lesion was successfully repaired. This case recommend the use of other routes of venting in order to reduce the incidence of such complications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number41
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 7 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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