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Early surgical repair of an acute post-infarction left ventricular pseudoaneurysm complicated by second pseudoaneurysm formation.
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PMID:  23393945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
We present a case of an acute myocardial infarction complicated by an acute left ventricular pseudoaneurysm (LVPA). Surgical correction in the subacute phase was complicated by development of a second larger LVPA due to tearing of the sutures of the first surgical repair. Our case demonstrates the difficult decision-making regarding the timing of surgical intervention, which remains a debatable issue. The literature on diagnostics, prognosis and treatment of the LVPA is also discussed.
Michael Wolf; Paul Vermeersch; Bert Van Reet; Frank L J Van den Branden
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  Belgium    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  723-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Antwerp Cardiovascular Institute Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium.
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