Left ventricular post-infraction pseudoaneurysm mimicking mitral valve endocarditis
1 Cardiac surgery Department, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece
2 Cardiology Department, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2013, 8:211 doi:10.1186/1749-8090-8-211Published: 15 November 2013
In this report we present a patient who was initially diagnosed as suffering from mitral valve endocarditis. The proper use of diagnostic modalities revealed a pseudo aneurysm of the left ventricle which was mimicking mitral valve vegetations. This allowed better planning of the subsequent operation. The optimal preoperative diagnostic studies are discussed along with the proper surgical treatment.