Gould, Lawrence; Ramana Reddy, C. V.; Gomprecht, Robert F.
July 1973
Angiology;Jul/Aug1973, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p385
Academic Journal
Two patients were hospitalized because of congestive heart failure. Cardiomegaly and a ventricular aneurysm were demonstrated in both cases. A subsequent work up including coronary arteriograms, showed no evidence for coronary artery disease. Primary myocardial disease was believed to be the underlying cardiac disease which led to the formation of the ventricular aneurysm. Thus, from the clinical standpoint the presence of a ventricular aneurysm does not exclude the diagnosis of primary myocardial disease.


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