Pseudo-pseudoaneurysm of the Left Ventricle: A Rare Complication of Acute Myocardial Infarction

  title={Pseudo-pseudoaneurysm of the Left Ventricle: A Rare Complication of Acute Myocardial Infarction},
  author={Dhanunjaya R. Lakkireddy and Ijaz Ahmad Khan and Chandra K. Nair and Hema L Korlakunta and Jeffrey T. Sugimoto},
  pages={101 - 97}
  • Dhanunjaya R. Lakkireddy, Ijaz Ahmad Khan, +2 authors Jeffrey T. Sugimoto
  • Published in Angiology 2005
  • Medicine
  • Rupture of the cardiac wall is usually a fatal complication of acute myocardial infarction within the first 2 weeks. However, in certain cases a ruptured ventricular wall is contained by overlying adherent pericardium called pseudoaneurysm, whereas a true aneurysm is one that is caused by scar formation resulting in thinning of the myocardium. The patients with pseudoaneurysm may survive until the aneurysm ruptures. In exceedingly rare instance, the rupture of the myocardium is not transmural… CONTINUE READING

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