Subvalvular left ventricular pseudoaneurysm after mitral valve replacement: two-dimensional echocardiographic findings.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Disruption of the posterior mitral anulus is a rare complication of mitral valve replacement that may result in subvalvular left ventricular pseudoaneurysm formation. Such pseudoaneurysm formation was easily recognized by two-dimensional echocardiography in a 54 year old man 3 years after his second mitral valve replacement. The finding was confirmed by cineangiography and direct surgical inspection. Recognition of this rare complication of mitral valve replacement has therapeutic importance because surgical correction is necessary.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Carlson, EB; Wolfe, WG; Kisslo, J

Published Date

  • November 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1164 - 1166

PubMed ID

  • 4045042

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0735-1097

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0735-1097(85)80326-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States