Left Ventricular Aneurysm and Infarct Expansion

  • Cees A. Visser
  • Jacques J. Koolen
  • Gerard Kan
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 80)

Abstract

A ventricular aneurysm was described by the English surgeon John Hunter [1] as early as 1757. The association with coronary artery disease, however, was not made until the early 20th century. The major cause in modern society is acute myocardial infarction [2]. Other, but far less frequent, causes are bacterial endocarditis, cardiac trauma, sarcoidosis, syphilitic gumma, and congenital anomaly [3, 4]. The incidence of aneurysm formation in survivors of a transmural infarction has been reported to vary between 10% and 38% [5, 6]. This wide range can partly be explained by the number of definitions employed [7].

Keywords

Radio Nuclide Cardiol Endocarditis Sarcoidosis Hemopericardium 

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  • Cees A. Visser
  • Jacques J. Koolen
  • Gerard Kan

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