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Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm

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10.7727/wimj.2017.055
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ABSTRACT

Objective: To comprehensively present the common features of left ventricular pseudoaneurysms (LVPAs).

Methods: The data source of this article based on a careful collection of the pertinent literature of LVPAs of recent decades.

Results: Most LVPAs develop secondary to acute myocardial infarction and cardiac surgical procedures. Angiography remains the golden standard diagnostic modality. Other diagnostic techniques with excellent visualization include echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and computerized tomography. The additional characteristic findings of LVPAs might be turbulent bidirectional flow and associated mitral regurgitation.

Conclusion: LVPAs often warrant a surgical repair considering the propensity of rupture and subsequent temponade and death. Transluminal interventional therapy is a treatment choice for selected patients.

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31 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 18 May, 2017

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