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Congenital left ventricular aneurysm: a cause of impaired myocardial torsion and peripheral thrombo-embolic events.
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PMID:  20797973     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Congenital aneurysms of the left ventricle (LV) are rare cardiac abnormalities and in most instances, are asymptomatic. However, some patients may present cardiac rupture, tamponade, ventricular arrhythmias, and eventually sudden death. Herein, we describe a case of a 64-year-old male patient who was hospitalized for critical limb ischaemia because of an acute embolic event. Transthoracic contrast echocardiography revealed a congenital aneurysm of the LV apex with a small thrombus and a reduced LV ejection fraction. Speckle tracking imaging showed an impaired myocardial torsion. Diagnosis was confirmed after surgical resection of the aneurysm. LV torsion and ejection fraction were normalized after surgery.
Ignatios Ikonomidis; Christos Varounis; Ioannis Paraskevaidis; John Parissis; John Lekakis; Maria Anastasiou-Nana
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1532-2114     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-02-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890618     Medline TA:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Second Cardiology Department, University of Athens, Attikon Hospital, Perikleous 19, N. Chalkidona, Athens 14343, Greece.
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