Late recurrence of a giant left ventricular pseudoaneurysm: the importance of multimodality imaging approach

Submitted: January 18, 2020
Accepted: February 25, 2020
Published: March 12, 2020
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Left ventricular pseudoaneurysms (LVP) are rare but may arise after myocardial infarction, trauma or cardiac surgery, tending to expand and rupture over the time. We show the case of a 75-year-old patient with a recurrent giant ventricular pseudoaneurysm, who presented to the emergency department with sustained ventricular tachycardia. Pseudoaneurysmatic lesion was investigated through echocardiography, angiography and Cardiac Computed Tomography, in order to evaluate the size and spatial orientation of the pseudoaneurysm and to set a tailored treatment. At emergency department, sustained ventricular tachycardia may be the first and unique clinical presentation of ventricular pseudoaneurysm late recurrence, whose management requires a multimodality imaging approach to guide surgical correction.

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Landi, Antonio, Anto Luigi Andres, and Massimo Napodano. 2020. “Late Recurrence of a Giant Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm: The Importance of Multimodality Imaging Approach”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 90 (1). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1232.