A left ventricular pseudoaneurysm is formed when there is free wall rupture of the myocardial wall with discontinuity and roof covered by pericardium mural thrombus or fibrous tissue without any myocardium. A left ventricular pseudoaneurysm is a rare and life-threatening event. We report a young 22-year-old female with unknown etiology of a pseudoaneurysm, who was previously managed as a psychiatric case and for musculoskeletal pain. On subsequent investigation and confirmation with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, aneurysmectomy was done. This is a rare case in a young 22-year-old woman with a ventricular pseudoaneurysm of unknown etiology. Considering the high risk for rupture of a ventricular pseudoaneurysm, surgical resection was mandatory with no complications intra- and postprocedure.
Ashraf, Tariq; Aziz, Rashid; Khuwaja, Amin M.; Afaque, Syed M.; and Karim, Musa
"Left Ventricular Aneurysmectomy in a Young Female of Unknown Etiology with Pseudoaneurysm: A Case Report,"
Journal of the Saudi Heart Association: Vol. 32
, Article 20.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.37616/2212-5043.1019
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