Eur Heart J Case Rep 2021 Mar 7;5(3):ytab037. Epub 2021 Mar 7.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Humanitas Clinical and Research Centre, IRCCS, Via Alessandro Manzoni, 56, Rozzano, 20089 Milan, Italy.
Background: Left ventricular (LV) aneurysms complicate anterior myocardial infarctions (MIs) in 8-15% of cases. In case of associated LV dysfunction, rapidly evolving heart failure may follow, and urgent surgery becomes life-saving.
Case Summary: Following an acute anterior MI treated by percutaneous coronary intervention, which resulted in apical hypokinesis, depressed LV function, and moderate mitral regurgitation, a 70-year-old male patient kept in contact with our cardiology department through phone calls. Read More