Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm associated with septal ventricular rupture following myocardial infarction

Emanuele Catena, Fabiola Sozzi, Salvatore Trunfio, Elisa Montrasio, Sandra Nonini, Giuseppe Tarelli

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Abstract

We report a case of anterior left ventricular pseudoaneurysm and associated interventricular septal defect, following myocardial infarction. This report shows an unusual clinical presentation, successful echocardiographic management and surgical findings. Echocardiography appeared to be a useful technique, safe and specific for the diagnosis of a rare complication of myocardial infarction. Early recognition of this rare complication has therapeutic importance because immediate surgical correction is life saving.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-142
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

Keywords

  • Cardiac surgery
  • Echocardiography
  • Interventricular septal defect
  • Intraoperative echocardiography
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Myocardial ischemia
  • Pseudoaneurysm
  • Transesophageal echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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