Postinfarction ventricular aneurysms.

  title={Postinfarction ventricular aneurysms.},
  author={Brian M. Friedman and Marvin I Dunn},
  journal={Clinical cardiology},
  volume={18 9},
Ventricular aneurysms are circumscribed, thin-walled fibrous, noncontractile outpouchings of the ventricle. The majority are apically located, true aneurysms of the left ventricle (LV) that occur as a consequence of transmural myocardial infarction (MI). The precursor of aneurysm formation appears to be infarct expansion early after acute MI and occurrence generally relates to infarct size. The presence of underlying hypertension and the use of steroids and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agents… CONTINUE READING


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