Atypical echocardiographic and angiographic presentation of a postoperative pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle after repair of a true aneurysm

Sanjiv Kaul, Martin A. Josephson, Chuwa Tei, John H. Wittig, Jeffrey Millman, Pravin M. Shah

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    Subsequent to the repair of a true aneurysm from the posteromedial-basal aspect of the left ventricle, a 58 year old man developed a draining wound at the site of the sternotomy. Two-dimensional echocardiography revealed recurrence of the aneurysm at the site of the previous aneurysm repair. This aneurysm had a wide neck and looked similar in appearance to the previous true aneurysm. However, at surgery the patient was found to have a ventricular pseudoaneurysm with a car-diocutaneous fistula.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)780-784
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1983


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    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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