Archive for the ‘Left Ventricular’ Category

Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm formation results usually as a complication of acute myocardial infarction. However, this anomaly can be associated with several other etiologies. Until recently, a firm diagnosis of this entity relied on cardiac angiography. The advent of two-dimensional echo cardiography made feasible the noninvasive identification of the false aneurysm, but in certain cases, the […]

Prognostic and surgical implications of true and false left ventricular aneurysms are very different. The distinction between these two entities can be established before cardiac catheterization by means of two-dimensional echocardiography and radionuclide imaging. Both methods, however, as well as LV angiography, may fall in such distinction when the size of the communication between the […]