RESEARCH ARTICLE


Calcified Left Ventricular Aneurysm: “An Egg in the Heart”



Pankaj Garg*, Erwin Rodrigues
Clinical Fellow Cardiology, Aintree Cardiac Centre, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool L9 7AL. United Kingdom


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* Address correspondence to this author at the Clinical Fellow Cardiology, Aintree Cardiac Centre, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool L9 7AL. United Kingdom; Tel: 0151 529 2241; Fax: 0151 529 2724; E-mail: Dr.Pankaj.Garg.Aintree@googlemail.com


Abstract

We present a peculiar case of left ventricular aneurysm which had calcified over 14 years post anterior myocardial infarction and appears to be like an egg in the heart. Previous cases reported of calcified LV ring were associated with Left Ventricular mural thrombus. In our patient, we did not identify any mural thrombus.

Keywords: Cardiac remodelling, chest radiography, cardiomyopathy dilated, cardiac MR..