Title

Left Ventricular False Aneurysm After Coronary Bypass Surgery: Radionuclide Diagnosis and Surgical Resection

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1979

Abstract

A patient with left ventricular pseudoaneurysm formation resulting from myocardial infarction 4 years after coronary bypass surgery is described. The pseudoaneurysm was diagnosed with gated cardiac blood pool imaging and was subsequently successfully surgically repaired. Postoperative pericardial abnormalities predisposing to the possible development of a false aneurysm are discussed. Also, clinical situations in which pseudoaneurysm should be suspected are described, and appropriate diagnostic approaches are outlined.

DOI

10.1016/0002-9149(79)90057-2