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Left ventricular true and false aneurysms identified by cardiovascular magnetic resonance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21257833     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Left ventricular aneurysms are uncommon complications of myocardial infarction. However, it is important to identify them because they are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. True aneurysms tend to be managed conservatively whereas false aneurysms, because of the risk of rupture, are usually treated with urgent surgery. Distinguishing these two subtypes is therefore critical and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (MR) is being used more frequently to characterise the type of aneurysm as well as to provide clear three-dimensional images of aneurysm morphology. We present a very rare case of a true and a false aneurysm of the left ventricle in the same patient. MR enabled accurate delineation of both aneurysms and the late gadolinium-enhancement images provided evidence confirming both true and false aneurysms to be present.
S Gill; D J Rakhit; S K Ohri; S P Harden
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of radiology     Volume:  84     ISSN:  1748-880X     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Radiol     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-24     Completed Date:  2011-02-28     Revised Date:  2013-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373125     Medline TA:  Br J Radiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e35-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Radiology, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / diagnosis*,  surgery
Chest Pain / etiology
Heart Aneurysm / diagnosis*,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Middle Aged
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / diagnosis

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