Left Ventricular Aneurysm

  • Bradley J. Harlan
  • Albert Starr
  • Fredric M. Harwin
Part of the Comprehensive Manuals of Surgical Specialties book series (CMSS)


Left ventricular aneurysm develops following myocardial infarction in 10%–38% of patients.1,7,35 Since Cooley’s report8 in 1958 of resection utilizing cardiopulmonary bypass the operation has become an established treatment for ventricular aneurysm causing congestive heart failure, intractable ventricular arrhythmia, or systemic emboli; resection of aneurysm in conjunction with coronary artery bypass for angina is also common.


Isosorbide Dinitrate Coronary Artery Surgery Mural Thrombus Ventricular Aneurysm Left Ventricular Aneurysm 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bradley J. Harlan
    • 1
  • Albert Starr
    • 1
  • Fredric M. Harwin
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Cardiopulmonary SurgeryUniversity of Oregon Health Sciences CenterPortlandUSA
  2. 2.PortlandUSA

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