Subepicardial Aneurysm of the Left Ventricle

T. Jared Bunch, Jae Kuen Oh, Roger L. Click

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Abstract

Three patients are presented in whom a subepicardial aneurysm developed as a complication of a myocardial infarction. This aneurysm of the left ventricle is unusual and has 3 distinctive traits: An abrupt interruption of the myocardium that comprises the mouth and typically a narrow neck of the aneurysm; aneurysmal wall comprised of epicardium with or without a thin myocardial layer; and a propensity to rupture spontaneously regardless of the wall components or stage of development. All 3 patients were given a diagnosis using echocardiography and underwent immediate surgical aneurysmectomy. One patient died as a result of renal and respiratory failure postoperatively. The long-term outcome of the other 2 patients was favorable without evidence of additional cardiac rupture or instability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1318-1321
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume16
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2003

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Heart Ventricles
Aneurysm
Heart Rupture
Pericardium
Respiratory Insufficiency
Renal Insufficiency
Echocardiography
Mouth
Rupture
Myocardium
Myocardial Infarction

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Subepicardial Aneurysm of the Left Ventricle. / Bunch, T. Jared; Oh, Jae Kuen; Click, Roger L.

In: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, Vol. 16, No. 12, 12.2003, p. 1318-1321.

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Bunch, T. Jared ; Oh, Jae Kuen ; Click, Roger L. / Subepicardial Aneurysm of the Left Ventricle. In: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. 2003 ; Vol. 16, No. 12. pp. 1318-1321.
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