n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Surgical treatment of post-infarct left ventricular pseudo-aneurysm with on-pump beating heart technique : online article - case report

Volume 25, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1995-1892
  • E-ISSN: 1680-0745



Left ventricular pseudo-aneurysms develop when cardiac rupture is contained by pericardial adhesions or scar tissue due to myocardial infarction, surgery, trauma or infection. Left ventricular pseudo-aneurysms are uncommon, difficult to diagnose and prone to cardiac rupture. Urgent surgical repair is recommended. Here we report on a case of a large left ventricular pseudo-aneurysm on the anterolateral wall due to a previous anterior myocardial infarction, and its successful repair using the on-pump beating-heart technique.

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