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Echocardiographic Diagnosis of Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm Presenting Two Months after Arterial

By Enas Shanshen, MD, FAAP; Joan Hoffman, MD; Chawki EL Zein, MD

Introduction

Left ventricular (LV) pseudoaneurysms form when myocardium rupture is contained by adherent pericardium or scar tissue. It is well described in the adult literature as an uncommon complication of acute myocardial infarction, occurring in about 0.1% of patients. It is more common in adults than children, most likely given the higher incidence of Coronary Artery Disease. There is a spectrum of clinical presentations from asymptomatic to symptoms related to congestive heart failure.

To read the full article, please go to the July 2017 Issue of CCT, where it was originally published.

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