Ventricular aneurysmectomy for recurrent tachycardia.


Ventricular aneurysm is a well-documented complication of myocardial infarction. The usual indications for surgical removal of an aneurysm include congestive cardiac failure or thrombo-embolic episodes refractory to medical treatment. In a review of the published reports we could find no report of any aneurysm being removed for the control of arrhythmias. We wish to report a case of a patient with recurrent refractory tachycardias which were eventually controlled by the surgical removal of the aneurysm.

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@article{Hunt1969VentricularAF, title={Ventricular aneurysmectomy for recurrent tachycardia.}, author={David P J Hunt and Graeme Sloman and Grant Westlake}, journal={British heart journal}, year={1969}, volume={31 2}, pages={264-6} }