TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.21, no.2, pp.459-462, 2013 (SCI-Expanded)
Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm is a rare, but life-threatening complication occurring after acute myocardial infarction. Early diagnosis and surgery are critical for the patients' recovery. An 80-year-old man was admitted to hospital with severe dyspnea. Coronary angiography and ventriculography showed a giant left ventricular pseudoaneurysm. Surgical approach to pseudoaneurysm was made through the mitral valve and directly from the aneurysmal sac. Defect was closed by Dacron patch. Postoperative period was uneventful and patient was discharged from hospital seven days after surgery.