Left Ventricular Apical Pseudoaneurysm: A Case Report Incidental Diagnosis and Management
Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm (LVPA) is a rare and life-threatening condition characterized by “an outpouching resulting from a rupture in the ventricular free wall.” We present a case with a history of myocardial infarction and left ventricular (LV) apical thrombus who presented with worsening dyspnea. Echocardiography revealed LVPA with bidirectional flow, confirmed by cardiac CT. He underwent successful surgical repair of LVPA and coronary artery bypass grafting. LVPA is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, so early diagnosis is crucial. This case report highlights the successful management of LVPA, underscoring the importance of prompt diagnosis and multidisciplinary care.
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