Internal and Emergency Medicine

, Volume 13, Issue 8, pp 1329–1331 | Cite as

An unusual cause of acute thoracic pain: left ventricular pseudoaneurysm

  • Felice D’AntuonoEmail author
  • Arnaldo Stanzione
  • Anna Giacoma Tucci
  • Silvia Pizza
  • Pietro Venetucci




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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Statement of human and animal rights

The patient was treated following the ethical standards and cannot be identified by text or image.

Informed consent

The authors declare that written informed consent was obtained from the patient included in this study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Advanced Biomedical SciencesUniversity of Naples “Federico II”NaplesItaly

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