ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Surgical approach to giant pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle
Utku Ünal, Kerem Yay, Veysel Başar, Ali İhsan Parlar, Ferit Çiçekcioğlu, Salih Fehmi Katırcıoğlu
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.5124
Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm is a rare, but lifethreatening complication occurring after acute myocardial infarction. Early diagnosis and surgery are critical for the patients’ recovery. An 80-year-old man was admitted to hospital with severe dyspnea. Coronary angiography and ventriculography showed a giant left ventricular pseudoaneurysm. Surgical approach to pseudoaneurysm was made through the mitral valve and directly from the aneurysmal sac. Defect was closed by Dacron patch. Postoperative period was uneventful and patient was discharged from hospital seven days after surgery.
Keywords : Left ventricle; myocardial infarction; pseudoaneurysm
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