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Systolic compression of left main coronary artery by left ventricular pseudoaneurysm complicated by critical stenosis of left main coronary artery
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Submission date: 2010-12-23
Final revision date: 2011-04-22
Acceptance date: 2011-04-22
Online publication date: 2012-11-07
Publication date: 2012-10-31
Arch Med Sci 2012;8(5):931–933
A left ventricular (LV) pseudoaneurysm is an incomplete rupture of the LV myocardium that is contained by organized thrombus, adherent scar tissue, and portions of the epicardum and parietal pericardium. Congestive heart failure, chest pain, and dyspnea are the most frequently reported symptoms associated with LV pseudoaneurysm.. Lethal complications of LV pseudoaneurysm are LV failure, LV thrombus formation, embolization, rupture of the pseudoaneurysm, and death.