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Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Apr;73(4):1303-5.

Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm late after mitral valve replacement.

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Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA. ono-tho@h.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Abstract

We report an unusual case of left ventricular pseudoaneurysm late after mitral valve replacement. A 60-year-old woman, who had undergone aortic and mitral valve replacement using mechanical prostheses 4 months previously, presented with severe congestive heart failure. The computed tomographic scan of the chest demonstrated a large mass displacing the heart anteriorly. The orifice of the pseudoaneurysm was successfully closed on the beating heart using partial femorofemoral bypass through a left thoracotomy.

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