Ultrasound diagnosis of pseudoaneurysm and contiguous ventricular septal defect complicating inferior myocardial infarction.


Journal Article

Two patients with recent inferior myocardial infarction were found by two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography to have both an inferior wall pseudoaneurysm and a contiguous rupture of the posterior ventricular septum. The pseudoaneurysm was not suspected clinically in either patient. In one patient, a complex or dissecting septal rupture was visualized in detail. To our knowledge, the combined defect has not previously been diagnosed during life by noninvasive methods.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hamilton, K; Ellenbogen, K; Lowe, JE; Kisslo, J

Published Date

  • November 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1160 - 1163

PubMed ID

  • 4045041

Pubmed Central ID

  • 4045041

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0735-1097

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0735-1097(85)80325-9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States