Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm with angina pectoris - An unusual complication of aortic valve replacement - A case report

Chih Wei Chen, Liang-Miin Tsai, Jyh Hong Chen

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Abstract

Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm is an unusual complication of aortic valve replacement. Angina pectoris due to coronary compression by the pseudoaneurysm is extremely rare. We report a case in which the patient received a second aortic valve replacement because of infective endocarditis complicated by abscess formation. This 60-year-old man developed angina pectoris and heart failure one year after the operation. A left ventricle outflow tract pseudoaneurysm with compression of the left coronary arteries in the systolic and early diastolic phases was found. A third aortic valve replacement and a patch repair of the aneurysm were performed and the symptoms of angina and heart failure subsided after surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-328
Number of pages4
JournalTzu Chi Medical Journal
Volume14
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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