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J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1978 Oct;76(4):556-8.

False aneurysm of the left ventricle. Surgical treatment.


The clinical and pathological features in three cases of false aneurysm of the left ventricle are reported. In two instances the condition developed after myocardial infarction, and in the third case a mycotic pseudoaneurysm developed after purulent pericarditis. All three patients were in intractable heart failure before urgent operation. The correct diagnosis was established preoperatively by angiography. In all three cases the aneurysms were successfully resected and the left ventricle reconstructed. An aggressive surgical approach is warranted in the management of this lesion.

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