Left Ventricular Aneurysmectomy in a Young Female of Unknown Etiology with Pseudoaneurysm: A Case Report

Publication date: Available online 2 December 2019Source: Journal of the Saudi Heart AssociationAuthor(s): Tariq Ashraf, Rashid Aziz, Amin Muhammad Khuwaja, Syed Muhammad Afaque, Musa KarimAbstractLeft ventricular pseudoaneurysm is formed when there is free wall rupture of myocardial wall with discontinuity and roof covered by pericardium mural thrombus or fibrous tissue without any myocardium. Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm is a rare and life threatening event.We are reporting a young 22 years old female with unknown etiology of pseudoaneurysm, who was previously been managed as a psychiatric case and musculoskeletal pain. On subsequent investigation and confirmation with cardiac MRI, aneurysectomy was done.This is a rare case in young women of 22 years old with ventricular pseudoaneurysm of unknown etiology. Considering the high risk for rupture of ventricular pseudoaneurysm surgical resection was mandatory with no complication intra and post procedure.
Source: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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