An Unusual Presentation of a Large Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm

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Abstract

Left ventricle pseudoaneurysm is an infrequent complication of myocardial infarction, and is most commonly localized in the inferoposterior left ventricular segments. We describe a patient post anterior myocardial infarction, who presented with pulmonary edema and a large pseudoaneurysm of the anterolateral wall with involvement of the anterolateral papillary muscle, resulting in severe mitral regurgitation. The patient underwent successful operation and is currently well.

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