Left ventricular aneurysm

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking


Pre-op CXR.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Focal lateral bulge of the left heart border with elevation and lateral displacement of the cardiac apex. Increased cardiothoracic ratio.

Single lead implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and sternal wires noted.

Case Discussion

Appearance is typical of a LV aneurysm. The patient had a long and complex cardiac history including a previous anterolateral acute myocardial infarct 18 months prior. Echo confirmed a large true aneurysm with a large hypokinetic segment.

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Case information

rID: 73089
Published: 24th Dec 2019
Last edited: 14th Feb 2020
System: Cardiac, Chest
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