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Percutaneous device closure of a pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricular wall
  1. P Clift1,
  2. S Thorne1,
  3. J de Giovanni2
  1. 1Grown Up Congenital Heart Disease Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2Department of Cardiology, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Jo de Giovanni
    Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6NH, UK;


The percutaneous device closure of a left ventricular pseudoaneurysm is described in a 60 year old man with a history of myocardial infarction complicated by ventricular tachycardia and left ventricular aneurysm treated by coronary artery bypass grafting and aneursymectomy with ventricular tachycardia ablation. He subsequently developed a vast pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle with New York Heart Association functional class II heart failure symptoms. The selection of the approach and type of device used to close the neck of the pseudoaneurysm are discussed.

  • LV, left ventricular
  • MRA, magnetic resonance angiography
  • NYHA, New York Heart Association
  • TTE, transthoracic echocardiography
  • pseudoaneurysm
  • percutaneous device
  • intervention
  • Amplatzer device

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