Case Report Early Detected Rupture of Left Ventricular Aneurysm [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1993; 21(3): 193-197

Case Report Early Detected Rupture of Left Ventricular Aneurysm

Y.Osman YEŞİLDAĞ1, Mikail YÜKSEL2, Y.Ferşat KOLBAKIR2, Ender ÖRNEK1, Bedri KANDEMİR3, Olcay SAĞKAN1

A 52-year-old man was admitted to the hospital emergency room with cardiogenic shock. The electrocardiogram showed ST elevation and T inversion in leads I and AVL, but no Q waves. Left ventricular aneurysm rupture at the posterolateral wall and hemopericardium was diagnosed with two-dimensional and color Doppler echocardiography. The patient was directly sent to the operating room and the defect was closed. He made a good recovery. Four months later coronary angiography and left ventriculography were performed. The coronary vessels were patent and there was 50 % stenosis at the proximal 1/3 portion of left anterior descending artery. Left ventriculography showed anterolateral and posterolateral hypokinesis. The patient was symptomfree and leading an active life 4 months later. This patient is the first published case of left ventircular aneurysm rupture salvaged surgically in Turkey.

Keywords: Left ventricular aneurysm, myocardial rupture, echocardiography

How to cite this article
Y.Osman YEŞİLDAĞ, Mikail YÜKSEL, Y.Ferşat KOLBAKIR, Ender ÖRNEK, Bedri KANDEMİR, Olcay SAĞKAN. Case Report Early Detected Rupture of Left Ventricular Aneurysm. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1993; 21(3): 193-197
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