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Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm formation: Two cases and review of the literature.
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PMID:  25325071     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Left ventricular wall rupture (LVWR) comprises a complication of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Acute LVWR is a fatal condition, unless the formation of a pseudoaneurysm occurs. Several risk factors have been described, predisposing to LVWR. High index of suspicion and imaging techniques, namely echocardiography and computed tomography, are the cornerstones of timely diagnosis of the condition. As LVWR usually leads to death, emergency surgery is the treatment of choice, resulting in significant reduction in mortality and providing favorable short-term outcomes and adequate prognosis during late follow-up. Herein, we present two patients who were diagnosed with LVWR following AMI, and subsequent pseudoaneurysm formation. In parallel, we review the aforementioned condition.
Authors:
Emmanouil Petrou; Vasiliki Vartela; Anna Kostopoulou; Panagiota Georgiadou; Irene Mastorakou; Nektarios Kogerakis; Petros Sfyrakis; George Athanassopoulos; George Karatasakis
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of clinical cases     Volume:  2     ISSN:  2307-8960     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Clin Cases     Publication Date:  2014 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-10-17     Completed Date:  2014-10-17     Revised Date:  2014-10-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101618806     Medline TA:  World J Clin Cases     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  581-6     Citation Subset:  -    
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