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Delayed presentation of left ventricular outflow tract aneurysm after penetrating cardiac trauma.
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PMID:  14566306     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of posttraumatic left ventricular outflow tract aneurysm in a patient who had a stab injury to the chest requiring emergency operation 40 years previously. After apparent decades without symptoms, the patient presented with exertional dyspnea. Clinical and echocardiographic assessment revealed aortic regurgitation and left ventricular outflow tract aneurysm. Injuries to the chest wall that penetrate the heart and great vessels are life-threatening and require emergency operative intervention. However, these injuries rarely, as in this case, result in chronic cardiac aneurysm and aortic valvular incompetence.
Shamik Aikat; Conor F Lundergan; Mark S Adkins; Jannet F Lewis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0894-7317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-20     Completed Date:  2004-02-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1085-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / etiology,  ultrasonography*
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Heart Injuries / complications,  ultrasonography*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / etiology,  ultrasonography
Ventricular Outflow Obstruction / etiology,  ultrasonography*
Wounds, Stab / complications,  ultrasonography*

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