Left Ventricular False Aneurysm Characterized by Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and Late Enhancemente Technique

  • Luísa Costa Andrade Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra (CHUC)
  • Paulo Donato Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra (CHUC)
  • Maria João Ferreira Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra (CHUC)

Resumo

Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm is a rare complication of myocardial infarction.
Differentiation between true and false aneurysms, although difficult, is crucial, because of the different treatment options they entail.
We present a rare case of a giant pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle related with a previous myocardial infarction. The present case highlights
the pivotal role of magnetic resonance imaging for differential diagnosis between these entities.

Biografias do Autor

Luísa Costa Andrade, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra (CHUC)
Serviço de Imagem Médica
Paulo Donato, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra (CHUC)
Serviço de Imagem Médica
Maria João Ferreira, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra (CHUC)
Serviço de Cardiologia

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Publicado
2014-04-30
Secção
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