Cardiovascular Perfusion and Nursing 2022 , Vol 1, Issue 2
Unruptured left ventricular pseudoaneurysm after silent myocardial infarction with severe mitral valve regurgitation
Tamer Kehlibar1,Fatih Kızılyel1,Mehmet Yılmaz1,Bülend Ketenci1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Dr. Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Türkiye DOI : 10.5606/e-cvpn.2022.187 Acquired left ventricular pseudoaneurysm is a rare disorder that occurs after acute myocardial infarction. Herein, we present a 55-year-old male patient with a unruptured pseudoaneurysm after acute myocardial infarction presenting with severe mitral regurgitation. After resection of the pseudoaneurysm sac, the defect of 5 cm located at the posterolateral aspect of the left ventricle was repaired with a pericardium patch, and it was determined that mitral regurgitation diminished after cardiac geometry was restored and intervention to the mitral valve not required. Keywords : Cardiac geometry, left ventricular pseudoaneurysm, mitral failure, myocardial ischemia