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

Copyright © 2008 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

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


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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.

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