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Repeat syncopal attacks due to postsurgical right ventricular pseudoaneurysm.
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PMID:  10421158     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pseudoaneurysm of the right ventricular outflow tract is a rare lesion caused by disruption of the ventricular wall that allows the blood to leak into the surrounding space. It often complicates surgery involving right ventriculotomy and progressively increases in size, therefore causing airway compression, pulmonary perfusion asymmetry, thromboembolism, and rupture. We report on a patient who developed right ventricular pseudoaneurysm early after surgery for atrio-ventricular septal defect with tetralogy of Fallot and needed emergency surgical repair due to low cardiac output and repeat syncopal attacks.
R Calabrò; G Santoro; C Pisacane; G Pacileo; M G Russo; C Vosa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-08-02     Completed Date:  1999-08-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  252-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Naples, V. Monaldi Hospital, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Heart Aneurysm / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery
Heart Rupture / etiology
Postoperative Complications*
Syncope / etiology*

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