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Congenital ventricular aneurysm as an unexpected complication of monomorphic premature ventricular contractions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20467175     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital ventricular diverticulum (CVD) in adults is a rare cardiac malformation, which includes fibrous type congenital ventricular aneurysm (CVA). CVA is often clinically asymptomatic and shows no abnormality in the electrocardiogram or chest X-ray. However, some cases of sudden death resulting from ventricular tachycardia, cardiac embolism or ventricular rupture have been reported. Therefore, physicians should perform further cardiac imaging studies to detect a CVA if ventricular arrhythmia originating from the left ventricle is observed. Here, we report two successfully followed cases of CVA which were diagnosed from premature ventricular contractions.
Shusuke Yagi; Masashi Akaike; Mitsunori Fujimura; Takehiko Kimura; Takeshi Nishiuchi; Takashi Iwase; Ken-Ichi Aihara; Sumiko Yoshida; Yuka Sumitomo-Ueda; Kenya Kusunose; Toshiyuki Niki; Koji Yamaguchi; Kunihiko Koshiba; Yoichiro Hirata; Munkhbaatar Dagvasumberel; Yoshio Taketani; Noriko Tomita; Hirotsugu Yamada; Takeshi Soeki; Tetsuzo Wakatsuki; Toshio Matsumoto; Masataka Sata
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1349-7235     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-14     Completed Date:  2010-08-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  907-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The University of Tokushima Graduate School of Health Biosciences.
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MeSH Terms
Diverticulum / complications,  congenital
Heart Aneurysm / complications*,  congenital*,  diagnosis
Heart Ventricles / abnormalities*,  ultrasonography
Middle Aged
Tachycardia, Ventricular / etiology
Ventricular Premature Complexes / etiology*

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