Long-Term Results of Ventricular Aneurysm Repair in Patients Under 45 Years of Age
Myocardial infarction (MI) is increasingly a cause of morbidity and mortality among the younger adult population. Left ventricular aneurysm formation occurs in approximately 5%–l5% of such patients (Schlichter et al. 1954). Recent interest focused on coronary bypass in the younger population has not specifically addressed the results of aneurysm repair (Laks et al. 1978). In view of this, we decided to review our experience in patients 45 years of age or younger who underwent aneurysm repair at our institution during the past 10 years. Thirty-two patients met criteria to be included in this study, and it is our purpose to report the presenting characteristics of these patients and late follow-up of their survival and functional recovery.
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