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Percutaneous closure of a large peri-prosthetic left ventricular pseudoaneurysm in a high-risk surgical candidate
  1. B K Dundon,
  2. R A S Yeend,
  3. S G Worthley
  1. B K Dundon, Cardiovascular Research Centre, Royal Adelaide Hospital, CVIU, Level 6, Theatre Block, North Terrace, Adelaide 5000, Australia; benjamin.dundon{at}adelaide.edu.au

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A 71-year-old woman presented with increasingly severe congestive cardiac failure 6 months after dual aortic/mitral bioprosthetic valve replacement for severe rheumatic valvular heart disease. Echocardiography showed the presence of a large (7.6×3.6×7.0 cm) left ventricular pseudoaneurysm (LVPA) originating from a 1.1 cm lateral free-wall disruption adjacent to the mitral prosthesis (fig 1, panels A and C). Given the risk of …

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