Inferior Wall Aneurysm of the Left Ventricle and Severe Mitral Regurgitation Following Acute Myocardial Infarction
Murat Yüksel 1 * , Nihat Polat 2, Ertan Vuruskan 3, İdris Ardıç 3
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1 Department of Cardiology, Malatya State Hospital, Malatya, Turkey2 Department of Cardiology, Islahiye State Hospital, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey3 Department of Cardiology, Gaziantep State Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Left ventricular aneurysms are seen rarely in primary percutaneous coronary interventional era. True aneurysms are usually localized to apex of the ventricle and it’s very rare to develop in the inferior wall. In this paper, we presented a true left ventricle aneurysm, localized at the basal inferior wall which is developed in the course of subacute inferior myocardial infarction of a 74-years-old man. Aneurysm is detected during left ventriculography. The true ventricular aneurysm and consequent severe mitral regurgitation caused by tethering of mitral aparatus are confirmed with transthoracic echocardiography.


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Article Type: Case Report

EUR J GEN MED, 2013, Volume 10, Issue Supplement 1, 50-52

Publication date: 09 Jan 2013

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