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Rapid occurrence of giant left ventricular pseudoaneurysm after mitral valve replacement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19004077     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Left ventricular pseudoaneurysms are an uncommon and frightening complication after mitral valve replacement. We report the case of a 54-year old woman, having undergone a mitral valve replacement with uneventful postoperative course and normal echocardiographic predischarge control, who was readmitted to hospital, only 16 days later, for rapidly progressing dyspnea, and finally echocardiographically diagnosed to have a massive 8-cm long pseudoaneurysm communicating with the left ventricle through a narrow communication. The patient was proposed for emergency surgery but unfortunately died preoperatively.
Sofiene Rekik; Imen Trabelsi; Hanene Charfeddine; Salma Krichene; Mourad Hentati; Samir Kammoun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-10     Completed Date:  2009-03-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1124-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cadiology Department, University Hospital Hedi Chaker, Sfax, Tunisia.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / complications,  diagnosis*
Fatal Outcome
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Heart Ventricles*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve / surgery*,  ultrasonography*

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