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left ventricular pseudoaneurysm; myocardial rupture

Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm

Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm is an uncommon condition, which is formed secondary to an incomplete rupture of the left ventricular wall that is contained by the pericardium or a new thrombus. The etiologies are complex, and most of them develop secondary to acute myocardial infarction and cardiac surgical procedures. Apart from the common features, some special aspects of left ventricular pseudoaneurysms have been described instantly. A better understanding of these clinical characteristics may be helpful for the proper management and improvement of the prognosis.


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.

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


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