Peripheral arterial embolism due to a left ventricular diverticulum in a young adult.

Abstract

A 32-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department of our hospital after experiencing a peripheral arterial embolism. Investigation of the possible embolic sources in an otherwise asymptomatic patient revealed the existence of a left ventricular diverticulum. The left ventricular diverticulum is a rare congenital anomaly, either isolated or as a part of a syndrome including other congenital malformations. The treatment of choice, especially in symptomatic patients, is surgical resection, while in asymptomatic patients anticoagulation therapy is indicated.

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@article{Parthenakis2005PeripheralAE, title={Peripheral arterial embolism due to a left ventricular diverticulum in a young adult.}, author={Frangiskos I Parthenakis and George Kochiadakis and Alexandros Petros Patrianakos and Michalis I Hamilos and Ioanna Mitrouska and Asterios N. Katsamouris and Panos E . Vardas}, journal={Chest}, year={2005}, volume={127 4}, pages={1452-4} }