Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12530/21137
Title: Giant and thrombosed left ventricular aneurysm.
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Issue Date: 26-Jul-2015
Citation: World J Cardiol.2015 Jul;(7)7:431-3
Abstract: Left ventricular aneurysms are a frequent complication of acute extensive myocardial infarction and are most commonly located at the ventricular apex. A timely diagnosis is vital due to the serious complications that can occur, including heart failure, thromboembolism, or tachyarrhythmias. We report the case of a 78-year-old male with history of previous anterior myocardial infarction and currently under evaluation by chronic heart failure. Transthoracic echocardiogram revealed a huge thrombosed and calcified anteroapical left ventricular aneurysm. Coronary angiography demonstrated that the left anterior descending artery was chronically occluded, and revealed a big and spherical mass with calcified borders in the left hemithorax. Left ventriculogram confirmed that this spherical mass was a giant calcified left ventricular aneurysm, causing very severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction. The patient underwent cardioverter-defibrillator implantation for primary prevention.
PMID: 26225205
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12530/21137
Rights: openAccess
ISSN: 1949-8462
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