RESEARCH ARTICLE


Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm Found by CT Scan



Hitoshi Hirose*, Iwao Matsunaga, Michael D Strong III
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. USA


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* Address correspondence to this the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, North Hospital Tower Room 744, Broad and Vine street, Philadelphia, PA 19105, USA; Tel: 215-925-4385; Fax: 215-925-4386; E-mail: genex@nifty.com


Abstract

A 62-year-old male with a previous coronary artery bypass grafting underwent CT scan for evaluation of left epigastric pain. Findings showed a large left ventricular pseudoaneurysm, which was subsequently confirmed by left ventriculogram. The pseudoaneurysm was successfully repaired surgically.

Keywords: Left ventricular aneurysm, CT scan, catheterization.