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Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm causing myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular accident.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15837025     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although post-infarction mortality is most often due to ventricular dysrhythmias, the non-dysrhythmic causes of post-myocardial infarction death present a potential dilemma to the clinician. Non-dysrhythmic hemodynamic complications include cardiogenic shock, left ventricular free wall rupture, rupture of the interventricular septum, papillary muscle rupture, left ventricular pseudoaneurysm, and acute stroke. We present a rare case of a left ventricular pseudoaneurysm presenting with altered mental status, ultimately suspected to have caused the thromboembolic complications of acute myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular accident.
Dolores R Hoey; Joel Kravitz; Paul B Vanderbeek; John J Kelly
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-19     Completed Date:  2005-07-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  431-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19141, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / complications*,  diagnosis
Heart Aneurysm / complications*,  diagnosis
Heart Ventricles
Myocardial Infarction / etiology*
Stroke / etiology*

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