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CURRENT ISSUECHIRURGIA

A Journal on Surgery

Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index

Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0394-9508

Online ISSN 1827-1782

 

Chirurgia 2008 April;21(2):97-8

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Congenital aneurysm of the left ventricle in an adult. A rare entity

Christiansen S. 1, Fehske W. 2, Autschbach R. 1

1 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery University of Aachen, Aachen, Germany
2 Department of Cardiology Vinzenz-Hospital Köln, Köln, Germany

Congenital left ventricular aneurysms in adults are rare and difficult to differentiate from diverticula. We report on the unusaul case of a 69-year old patient with recurrent chest pain which was not caused by the probable diagnosis of coronary artery disease but by a congenital left ventricular aneurysm and discuss the decision making for a surgical therapy.

language: English


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