Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm After Myocardial Infarction: A Case Report

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  • José Máximo Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Centro Hospitalar Universitário S. João, Porto, Portugal; Department of Surgery and Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Porto University, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8275-5500
  • Diana Pissarra Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Centro Hospitalar Universitário S. João, Porto, Portugal; Department of Surgery and Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Porto University, Portugal
  • José Pinheiro Torres Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Centro Hospitalar Universitário S. João, Porto, Portugal; Department of Surgery and Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Porto University, Portugal
  • Jorge Almeida Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Centro Hospitalar Universitário S. João, Porto, Portugal; Department of Surgery and Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Porto University, Portugal
  • Paulo Pinho Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Centro Hospitalar Universitário S. João, Porto, Portugal; Department of Surgery and Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Porto University, Portugal

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https://doi.org/10.48729/pjctvs.374

Abstract

A 66-year-old female patient was admitted to hospital care in March 2021 due to aggravating fatigue and dyspnoea. Her past medical history was relevant for chronic anaemia, smoking, dyslipidaemia, antiphospholipid syndrome and lupus-like mixed connective tissue disease, for which she was taking corticosteroids. She had suffered an acute coronary syndrome in August 2020, complicated with postinfarction pericarditis; at the time, coronariography diagnosed moderate disease of the anterior descending artery and occlusion of the circumflex artery. Echocardiography showed a discontinuity in the lateral and posterior walls of the left ventricle to a thin walled, loculated cavity, with doppler blood flow (Figure 1). A diagnosis of pseudoaneurysm was assumed, and the patient was transferred to our centre for surgical treatment.

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07-07-2023

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Máximo J, Pissarra D, Pinheiro Torres J, Almeida J, Pinho P. Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm After Myocardial Infarction: A Case Report. Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc [Internet]. 2023 Jul. 7 [cited 2024 Jul. 18];30(2):49-50. Available from: https://pjctvs.com/index.php/journal/article/view/374

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