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Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm associated with septal ventricular rupture following myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19996766     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a case of anterior left ventricular pseudoaneurysm and associated interventricular septal defect, following myocardial infarction. This report shows an unusual clinical presentation, successful echocardiographic management and surgical findings. Echocardiography appeared to be a useful technique, safe and specific for the diagnosis of a rare complication of myocardial infarction. Early recognition of this rare complication has therapeutic importance because immediate surgical correction is life saving.
Authors:
Emanuele Catena; Fabiola Sozzi; Salvatore Trunfio; Elisa Montrasio; Sandra Nonini; Giuseppe Tarelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1558-2035     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-25     Completed Date:  2010-03-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  140-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
A. De Gasperis Cardiologic Department, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Niguarda C? Granda Hospital, Milan, Italy. emanuele.catena@tin.it
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aneurysm, False / complications*
Humans
Male
Myocardial Infarction / complications*
Ventricular Septal Rupture / complications*

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