Title

Noninvasive diagnosis of left ventricular pseudoaneurysm. Role of two dimensional echocardiography and radionuclide gated pool imaging

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-1979

Journal

The American Journal of Cardiology

Volume

44

Issue

2

DOI

10.1016/0002-9149(79)90329-1

Abstract

This report describes a case of left ventricular pseudoaneurysm diagnosed with two dimensional real time echocardiography. The two dimensional echocardiogram identified not only the pseudoaneurysmal sac but also the site of left ventricular rupture. When supplemented with radioisotope gated cardiac blood pool scanning, the noninvasive studies demonstrated combined true and false left ventricular aneurysms. Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm can be diagnosed using two dimensional echocardiography and nuclear imaging, permitting early operative intervention before fatal rupture. © 1979.

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