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Postinfarction Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm
Stephan Achenbach, MD, FESC, FACC, FSCCT; Suhny Abbara, MD, FACR, FSCCT
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Definitions

            • Myocardial rupture contained by pericardial adhesions

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Angiographic Findings

              • Echocardiographic Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                              • Treatment

                                Selected References

                                1. Moore A et al: Chronic Infarcts and mimickers of infarcts. Radiol Clin North Am. 57(1):57-65, 2019
                                2. Bisoyi S et al: Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm versus aneurysm a diagnosis dilemma. Ann Card Anaesth. 19(1):169-72, 2016
                                3. Kim JY et al: Epicardial cyst originating from right ventricle. Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 46(2):138-41, 2013
                                4. Rajiah P et al: MR imaging of myocardial infarction. Radiographics. 33(5):1383-412, 2013
                                5. Rajiah P et al: Double-chambered left ventricle due to fibroelastotic membrane: an unusual case. J Thorac Imaging. 27(1):W5-7, 2012
                                6. Konen E et al: True versus false left ventricular aneurysm: differentiation with MR imaging--initial experience. Radiology. 236(1):65-70, 2005
                                7. Frances C et al: Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm. J Am Coll Cardiol. 32(3):557-61, 1998
                                8. Komeda M et al: Surgical treatment of postinfarction false aneurysm of the left ventricle. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 106(6):1189-91, 1993
                                9. Bolooki H: Surgical treatment of complications of acute myocardial infarction. JAMA. 263(9):1237-40, 1990
                                10. Dachman AH et al: Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm. Its recognition and significance. JAMA. 246(17):1951-3, 1981
                                11. Gatewood RP Jr et al: Differentiation of left ventricular pseudoaneurysm from true aneurysm with two dimensional echocardiography. Am J Cardiol. 46(5):869-78, 1980
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                                KEY FACTS

                                • Terminology

                                  • Imaging

                                    • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                      • Clinical Issues

                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                        • Definitions

                                          • Myocardial rupture contained by pericardial adhesions

                                        IMAGING

                                        • General Features

                                          • Angiographic Findings

                                            • Echocardiographic Findings

                                              • MR Findings

                                                • CT Findings

                                                  • Imaging Recommendations

                                                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                      PATHOLOGY

                                                      • General Features

                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                        • Presentation

                                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                            • Treatment

                                                              Selected References

                                                              1. Moore A et al: Chronic Infarcts and mimickers of infarcts. Radiol Clin North Am. 57(1):57-65, 2019
                                                              2. Bisoyi S et al: Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm versus aneurysm a diagnosis dilemma. Ann Card Anaesth. 19(1):169-72, 2016
                                                              3. Kim JY et al: Epicardial cyst originating from right ventricle. Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 46(2):138-41, 2013
                                                              4. Rajiah P et al: MR imaging of myocardial infarction. Radiographics. 33(5):1383-412, 2013
                                                              5. Rajiah P et al: Double-chambered left ventricle due to fibroelastotic membrane: an unusual case. J Thorac Imaging. 27(1):W5-7, 2012
                                                              6. Konen E et al: True versus false left ventricular aneurysm: differentiation with MR imaging--initial experience. Radiology. 236(1):65-70, 2005
                                                              7. Frances C et al: Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm. J Am Coll Cardiol. 32(3):557-61, 1998
                                                              8. Komeda M et al: Surgical treatment of postinfarction false aneurysm of the left ventricle. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 106(6):1189-91, 1993
                                                              9. Bolooki H: Surgical treatment of complications of acute myocardial infarction. JAMA. 263(9):1237-40, 1990
                                                              10. Dachman AH et al: Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm. Its recognition and significance. JAMA. 246(17):1951-3, 1981
                                                              11. Gatewood RP Jr et al: Differentiation of left ventricular pseudoaneurysm from true aneurysm with two dimensional echocardiography. Am J Cardiol. 46(5):869-78, 1980