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Left ventricular aneurysm of unusual aetiology: report of two cases.
  1. H Hertzeanu,
  2. V Deutsch,
  3. J H Yahini,
  4. Y Lieberman,
  5. H N Neufeld

    Abstract

    Two young patients aged 14 and 25 with left ventricular aneurysms are described. In both, a clinical picture initiated by attacks of supraventricular tachycardia led to the discovery of the condition. In the first patient the clinical picture clearly suggested a traumatic aetiology. In the second, the angiographic and histological findings strongly favoured a congenital origin. Both patients underwent successful aneurysmectomy. The literature on the incidence and aetiology of traumatic or congenital ventricular aneurysms is discussed.

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