Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm; Left ventricular rupture; Mitral valve; replacement
The Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, v. 48, NO 1, Page. 63-66
We present a case of left ventricular pseudoaneurysm, which is a very rare and fatal complication of cardiac proceduressuch as mitral valve replacement. A 55-year-old woman presented to the Department of Thoracic andCardiovascular Surgery at Hanyang University Seoul Hospital with chest pain. Ten years prior, the patient had undergonedouble valve replacement due to aortic regurgitation and mitral steno-insufficiency. Surgical repair was successfullyperformed using a prosthetic pericardial patch via a left lateral thoracotomy.