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Incidentally identified left ventricular apical aneurysm in a patient with Fabry disease.

Echocardiography 2022 Jun 29. Epub 2022 Jun 29.

Division of Cardiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Fabry disease is a rare X-linked lysosomal storage disorder caused by a deficiency in the lysosomal enzyme, galactosidase A, that can result in a progressive increase in the left ventricle (LV) wall thickness from glycosphingolipid deposition leading to myocardial fibrosis, conduction abnormalities, arrhythmias, and heart failure. We present a case of a patient with advanced Fabry cardiomyopathy, in whom a small LV apical aneurysm was incidentally discovered on abdominal imaging, which could have easily evaded detection on standard transthoracic echocardiography. The LV apex should be thoroughly interrogated in patients with Fabry cardiomyopathy, as the finding of LV aneurysm could have important management implications with respect to the prevention of stroke and sudden cardiac death. Read More

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Apical Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Prompting Aneurysm, Thrombus, and Cardiac Arrest in a 56-Year-Old Female.

Cureus 2022 Jun 18;14(6):e26067. Epub 2022 Jun 18.

Cardiology, Lincoln Medical Center, New York City, USA.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most prevalent genetic cardiac disease while apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (apHCM) is a rare subset of HCM. The significance of this case report is to present apHCM, its chronological course, and its association with left ventricular aneurysm, thrombosis, and cardiac arrest. We present the case of a 56-year-old female with a past medical history of apHCM who was admitted for substernal chest pain, developed a ventricular storm (VT), and subsequently suffered cardiac arrest; resuscitation of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) was eventually achieved after 10 minutes. Read More

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A poor outcome in non-occlusive thrombo-embolic limb ischaemia related to the dislocation of mural thrombus from an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2022 Jun 18;22(1):277. Epub 2022 Jun 18.

Division of NeuroSurgery, Department of Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

Background: Acute thrombosis of an abdominal aortic aneurysm with acute limb ischaemia is an unusual complication and is associated with high mortality. Dislocation of the intrasaccular mural thrombus could be one of the mechanisms. For the most part, acute limb ischaemia presents with absent pulses, compatible with the clinical findings, which include pain, paraesthesia, and paralysis. Read More

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Different Oral Antithrombotic Therapy for the Treatment of Ventricular Thrombus: An Observational Study from 2010 to 2019.

Int J Clin Pract 2022 24;2022:7400860. Epub 2022 Feb 24.

Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, No. 167 Beilishi Road, Xicheng District, Beijing 100037, China.

Methods: This retrospective observational study was conducted from 2010 to 2019 in National Center of Cardiovascular Diseases of China. We included patients with VT confirmed by imaging. The primary outcome was the rate of thrombus resolution. Read More

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Diagnosis of fast-growing thoracic aneurysm with microscopic evidence of dissection over 6 months follow-up in an asymptomatic middle aged gentleman: a case report.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2022 Jun 6;22(1):254. Epub 2022 Jun 6.

Department of Cardiology, Nemazee Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Nemazee Square, Shiraz, 71936-13311, Iran.

Background: Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA), is a pathological dilatation of the aortic segment with the tendency to expand, dissect or rupture, and risk of mortality. The progression rate is mainly slow. As the risk of rupture increases with the size of the aortic diameter, it is important to diagnose TAA appropriately to prevent mortality. Read More

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Rare Pseudoaneurysms Complicating From Endocarditis.

Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2022 Jun 2;15(6):e013827. Epub 2022 Jun 2.

Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery (Z.L., W.Z., S.Z., Q.C., Z.G., Q.W.), Tianjin Chest Hospital, China.

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Left Ventricular Diverticulum Mimicking Ventricular Septal Defect During Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Case Report.

Cureus 2022 Apr 28;14(4):e24553. Epub 2022 Apr 28.

Cardiology, Instituto Cardiovascular del Cesar, Valledupar, COL.

Left ventricular diverticulum is a rare cardiac congenital anomaly. It is believed to be caused by the impaired development of the endocardial tube during the fourth week of embryologic development. It contains endocardium, myocardium, and pericardium and displays normal contraction. Read More

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CTA analysis of 482 cases of coronary artery fistula: A large-scale imaging study.

J Card Surg 2022 Jul 4;37(7):2172-2181. Epub 2022 May 4.

Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan Asian Heart Hospital Imaging Centre, Wuhan, Hubei, China.

Objective: The prevalence of coronary artery fistula (CAF) based on coronary angiography has been reported. However, with the popularity of coronary computerized tomography angiography (CTA), CAFs have been found more and more by chance. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and types of CAFs detected by coronary CTA, and to explore the differences in the size of fistulas, the number of complicated aneurysms, and fistulas among different types. Read More

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Surgical Reconstruction of a Left Ventricular Aneurysm Using an Extracellular Matrix Patch.

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg 2022 05 2;37(2):259-262. Epub 2022 May 2.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Dedinje Cardiovascular Institute, Belgrade, Serbia.

The left ventricular aneurysm is a pathological condition defined as an akinetic or dyskinetic area of the left ventricle (LV) wall associated with reduced ejection fraction. The most common surgical technique to reconstruct a left ventricular aneurysm is endoventricular patch plasty (Dor procedure). In this case, endoventricular reconstruction of the left ventricular aneurysm using a double-layer extracellular matrix was performed. Read More

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Relation Between Early Diastolic Mid-Ventricular Flow and Elastic Forces Indicating Aneurysm Formation in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2022 Apr 27. Epub 2022 Apr 27.

Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Background: The early diastolic paradoxical midventricular flow is suggestive of apical aneurysm (AA) formation in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). We aimed to determine whether early diastolic paradoxical midventricular flow may be a useful screening tool in patients, following the time progression of HCM to the aneurysmal stage.

Methods: One hundred twenty-one HCM patients with dominant hypertrophy in the mid and apical segments, based on echocardiography and/or cardiovascular magnetic resonance, were selected from our HCM database, which comprises 1,332 patients. Read More

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That's No Moon, It's a Giant Left Ventricular Aneurysm: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Heart Surg Forum 2022 Apr 22;25(2):E294-E296. Epub 2022 Apr 22.

Department of Surgery, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School.

Background: Although the most common causes of left ventricular aneurysm (LVA) is ischemic disease, other infectious, traumatic, genetic and iatrogenic etiologies exist. With the improvement of medical therapy for ischemic disease and earlier interventions such as PCI, the incidence of large LVA (>3cm) and surgical treatment for it is increasingly rare.  Case study: We describe a case report and literature review of a giant LVA in a patient, who presented with unclear etiology. Read More

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Complete postsurgical left ventricular-aortic discontinuity and pseudoaneurysm formation.

J Card Surg 2022 Jul 29;37(7):2155-2158. Epub 2022 Apr 29.

Department of Radiology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia, USA.

Background: Left ventricular outflow tract pseudoaneurysm is a rare but potentially fatal complication of aortic valve replacement, infective endocarditis (IE), and suture dehiscence. Left ventricular-aortic discontinuity is a severe and uncommon manifestation of IE. For patients who have a long-standing history of endocarditis, periannular lesions in the aortic valve may rupture, leading to the rare occurrence of complete, or total, left ventricular-aortic discontinuity. Read More

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Pseudoaneurysm with a fistula to the right ventricle late after surgical repair of type A aortic dissection in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2022 Apr 27;17(1):83. Epub 2022 Apr 27.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Juntendo University, Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: Pseudoaneurysm with a shunt to the right ventricle after aortic repair for acute aortic dissection is an extremely rare and life-threatening condition. Surgical treatment is unavoidable, but surgery is complicated, and there are some pitfalls. This study describes the reoperation performed in a patient at a high surgical risk by clarifying the shunt site using multimodality imaging before surgery. Read More

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Giant Interventricular Septal Dissecting Aneurysm Resulting From Congenital Coronary Fistula.

Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2022 May 28;15(5):e013861. Epub 2022 Apr 28.

Department of Echocardiography (J.X., X.J.M.), Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital, Hankou District, P.R. China.

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[Huge Tricuspid Pouch with Heart Failure:Report of a Case].

Kyobu Geka 2022 May;75(5):392-395

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Matsunami General Hospital, Gifu, Japan.

Tricuspid pouch forms during the spontaneous closure of a ventricular septal defect (VSD). Cases have been reported in which the tricuspid pouch was discovered for the first time during surgery and could not be distinguished from an aneurysm of the membranous septum( AMS). A 58-year-old woman had a heart murmur. Read More

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Iatrogenic coronary artery perforation resulting in intramyocardial haematoma and ventricular pseudoaneurysm.

BMJ Case Rep 2022 04 25;15(4). Epub 2022 Apr 25.

Internal Medicine, Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, New York, USA.

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Surgical Restoration of Antero-Apical Left Ventricular Aneurysms: Cardiac Computed Tomography for Therapy Planning.

Front Cardiovasc Med 2022 28;9:763073. Epub 2022 Mar 28.

Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, German Heart Center Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Background: Surgical ventricular restoration (SVR) leads to functional improvement by volume reduction and restoration of left ventricular (LV) geometry. Our purpose was to refine the planning for SVR using cardiac computed tomography (CCT).

Methods: The possibility to anticipate the postoperative residual LV volume was assessed using CCT in 205 patients undergoing SVR combined with coronary artery bypass grafting (77%), mitral valve repair/replacement (19%) and LV thrombectomy (19%). Read More

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Large interventricular membranous septal aneurysm renders the anatomy unsuitable for transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

J Card Surg 2022 Jul 11;37(7):2103-2104. Epub 2022 Apr 11.

Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan.

An interventricular membranous septal aneurysm, though rare, can coexist with aortic valve stenosis. In this report, we present an unsuitable anatomy for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) due to large interventricular membranous septal aneurysm. This case suggests that the feasibility of TAVR would depend on the location and size of the aneurysm and its relationship with the aortic root. Read More

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Successful treatment for eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis causing severe myocarditis followed by cardiac magnetic resonance.

Mod Rheumatol Case Rep 2022 06;6(2):248-253

Division of Hematology and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

A 38-year-old woman had a history of asthma for 20 years. Bullous lesions had appeared on her left side of the back. Two months before admission, the biopsy revealed eosinophilic cellulitis. Read More

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Case Report: Three-Dimensional Printing Model for Surgical Planning of Left Ventricular Aneurysm: Evolution Toward Tailoring Surgery.

Front Cardiovasc Med 2022 25;9:852682. Epub 2022 Mar 25.

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Department of Careggi Hospital, Florence, Italy.

A 59-year-old woman was admitted to the emergency department for heart failure (HF), New York Heart Association (NYHA) IV, showing an anterior, evolved myocardial infarction (MI) with a wide apical left ventricular aneurysm (LVA), ejection fraction (EF) 24%, and global longitudinal strain (GLS) -5. 5% by echo. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirmed an apical LVA without thrombus, EF 20%, and a transmural delayed enhancement in the myocardium wall. Read More

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Electrical Burn Leads to Apical Left Ventricular Aneurysm.

Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars 2022 03;50(2):161-162

Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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Mortality outcomes and 30-day readmissions associated with coronary artery aneurysms; a National Database Study.

Int J Cardiol 2022 06 6;356:6-11. Epub 2022 Apr 6.

Interventional Cardiology, Promedica Toledo Hospital, OH, USA.

Background: The literature on prevalence and outcomes of coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) in the United States (US) is limited.

Objective: To study the prevalence, outcomes, and trends of CAA.

Methods: Data from the national readmissions database (NRD) sample that constitutes 49. Read More

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An abscess of mitral aortic intervalvular fibrosa mimicking an intracardiac mass.

J Card Surg 2022 Jul 9;37(7):2138-2141. Epub 2022 Apr 9.

Department of Echocardiography, Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital, Wuhan, China.

Background: Abscess of the mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa (MAIVF) is a rare occurrence, with its most frequently described causative associations being active or prior endocarditis, prosthetic valves, or native valves with anomalies. We report a case of infective endocarditis (IE) complicated by an abscess of the MAIVF without valvular involvement. This case highlights the importance of this rare clinical entity and of the multimodality imaging approach in reaching an accurate diagnosis and differential diagnosis. Read More

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Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm in a young adult after non-ST elevation myocardial infarction.

BMJ Case Rep 2022 03 29;15(3). Epub 2022 Mar 29.

Division of Cardiology, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, Virginia, USA.

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Unexpected finding after aortic arch operation: a left ventricular pseudoaneurysm - Who is the culprit?

Echocardiography 2022 May 27;39(5):732-734. Epub 2022 Mar 27.

Denmark Hill, King's College Hospital, London, UK.

We present a case of a 61-year-old female who, after undergoing frozen elephant trunk surgery, was found to have an unexpected left ventricular pseudoaneurysm on transthoracic echocardiogram. The pseudoaneurysm was caused by the left ventricular vent catheter constantly impinging the LV wall of the beating heart during surgery. Contrast echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography (CT) imaging confirmed the diagnosis and served for follow-up demonstrating the narrow neck and outpouching structure on the apical lateral wall. Read More

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