TITLE

‘My heart is popping out of my chest’: left ventricular pseudoaneurysm with systemic arterial embolism

AUTHOR(S)
Dokainish, H.; Tontiplaphol, A.; Flamm, S. D.
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Heart;Oct2007, Vol. 93 Issue 10, p1169
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a diagnosis of a 63-year-old man with prior coronary artery bypass surgery complaining of acute left leg numbness. His examination showed a cold, blanched left leg, and a pulsating mass in his left chest wall. Echocardiography indicated moderate-severe left ventricular dysfunction with an apical pulsatile mass. Because the risk of cardiac rupture is 30-45%, anticoagulation is contraindicated and surgery is suggested.
ACCESSION #
27096287

 

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