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- Received April 12, 1983
- Accepted May 4, 1983
- Published online October 1, 1983.
- Sanjiv Kaul, MD*,
- Martin A. Josephson, MD, FACC,
- Chuwa Tei, MD, FACC,
- John H. Wittig, MD,
- Jeffrey Millman, MD and
- Pravin M. Shah, MD, FACC1
- ↵1Address for reprints: Pravin M. Shah, MD, Cardiology Section (691/111E), Wadsworth Veterans Administration Medical Center, Wilshire and Sawtelle Boulevards, Los Angeles, California 90073.
Subsequent to the repair of a true aneurysm from the posteromedial-basal aspect of the left ventricle, a 58 year old man developed a draining wound at the site of the sternotomy. Two-dimensional echocardiography revealed recurrence of the aneurysm at the site of the previous aneurysm repair. This aneurysm had a wide neck and looked similar in appearance to the previous true aneurysm. However, at surgery the patient was found to have a ventricular pseudoaneurysm with a car-diocutaneous fistula.
↵* Current address: Cardiac Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusettes 02114.
This study is supported in part by Group Investigatorship Award from the American Heart Association-Greater Los Angeles Affiliate, Los Angeles, California, the Arthur Dodd Fuller Foundation for Cardio-Vascular Research, Los Angeles and Veterans Administration Medical Research Funds.
- Received April 12, 1983.
- Accepted May 4, 1983.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation