Surgical treatment of post-infarct left ventricular pseudo-aneurysm with on-pump beating heart technique

Korkmaz K., Lafçi G., Gedik H. S. , Budak A. B. , Yener A. Ü. , Ecevit A. N. , ...More

Cardiovascular Journal of Africa, vol.25, no.5, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5830/cvja-2014-026
  • Title of Journal : Cardiovascular Journal of Africa


Left ventricular pseudo-aneurysms develop when cardiac rupture is contained by pericardial adhesions or scar tissue due to myocardial infarction, surgery, trauma or infection. Left ventricular pseudo-aneurysms are uncommon, difficult to diagnose and prone to cardiac rupture. Urgent surgical repair is recommended. Here we report on a case of a large left ventricular pseudo-aneurysm on the anterolateral wall due to a previous anterior myocardial infarction, and its successful repair using the on-pump beating-heart technique.