ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Surgical Treatment of Left Ventricular Aneurysms and Late Results
Halim SONCUL, Ali YENER, Atilla SEZGİN, Velit HALİT, Serdar GÜNAYDIN, Ali ERSÖZ
Gazi Üniversitesi, Göğüs Kalp-Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Ankara
There were 64 left ventricular aneurysms (29.1%) among 220 patients operated for ischemic heart disease at the department of Cardiovacular Surgery of Gazi University Medical School between January 1988 October 1991. 20 of the patients had aneurysmectomy and 44 had aneurysmectomy plus coronary artery bypass operation. Operative mortality was 4.6% (3 patients) and the late mortality was 3.2% (2 patients). The mean follow up was 17.1 months (2-46 mo.). During the routine postoperative physical examinations, it was observed that the functional capacity was improved in 88.5% of the patients.
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