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A large left ventricular pseudoaneurysm evaluated with multimodality cardiac imaging

Çakir Hakan; Alizade, Elnur; Açar, Göksel; Bayram, Zübeyde; Esen, Ali M.
Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine: Post Author Corrections: July 16, 2012
doi: 10.2459/JCM.0b013e328356a20b
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Rarely, the rupture of the free wall of the left ventricle is contained by an adherent pericardium, creating a pseudoaneurysm. This clinical finding calls for emergency surgery. However, true aneurysms, if no ruptures are detectable and myocardium wall integrity is confirmed, can often be managed medically. Therefore, the accurate diagnosis of these conditions is clinically important. In this report, we present a case of large left ventricular pseudoaneurysm evaluated with multimodality cardiac imaging.

Correspondence to Elnur Alizade, MD, Kartal Kosuyolu Heart & Research Hospital, Denizer Street, 34846 Cevizli, Kartal, Istanbul, Turkey Tel: +90 2164596321; fax: +90 2164596321; e-mail: elnur17@yahoo.com

Received 10 January, 2012

Revised 24 April, 2012

Accepted 5 June, 2012

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