Successful Treatment of Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm after Felt Repair for Left Ventricular Free Wall Rupture Associated with Acute Myocardial Infarction

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sunagawa Medical Center, Sunagawa, Japan)

Shunsuke Ohori Masahiro Miyajima Akihiko Sasaki
A 70-year-old man who had undergone felt repair for a left ventricular free wall rupture associated with acute myocardial infarction at age 66. A computed tomography at 4 years postoperatively showed left ventricular pseudoaneurysm and a 1-cm perforating hole. A patch closure with a Dacron patch was performed using cardiopulmonary bypass under ventricular fibrillation through a left thoracotomy. The postoperative course was uneventful and he was discharged on the 18th postoperative day.
  Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 38:361-363(2009)

Keywords:acute myocardial infarction, left ventricular free wall rupture, left ventricular pseudoaneurysm