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Differentiating true versus pseudo left ventricular aneurysm: a case report and review of diagnostic strategies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17053370     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The differentiation of left ventricular pseudoaneurysm from true aneurysm is sometimes difficult. Given the propensity for pseudoaneurysms to rupture leading to cardiac tamponade, shock, and death, compared with a more benign natural history for true aneurysms, accurate diagnosis of these conditions is clinically important. Clinical symptoms, physical examination findings, electrocardiograms, and routine x-rays are not sensitive or specific for diagnosing left ventricular aneurysms nor for distinguishing true from pseudoaneurysm once detected. Our aim is to present a case report demonstrating these difficulties and to review the use of various cardiac imaging modalities in differentiating between these 2 entities.
Michael N Cho; Sameer K Mehta; Susan Matulevicius; Douglas Weinstein; Michael A Wait; Darren K McGuire
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in review     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1538-4683     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Rev     Publication Date:    2006 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-20     Completed Date:  2006-11-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9304686     Medline TA:  Cardiol Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e27-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / diagnosis*
Coronary Angiography
Diagnosis, Differential
Heart Aneurysm / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Heart Ventricles
Middle Aged

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