Clinical Research in Cardiology

, Volume 107, Issue 12, pp 1180–1182 | Cite as

Double-chambered left ventricle in a patient with chest pain

  • Hubert GuflerEmail author
  • Robert H. Anderson
  • Magedanz Annette
  • Thomas Voigtlaender
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A 42-year-old man with atypical chest pain was admitted to hospital. He had no health problems until that time. At presentation, the electrocardiogram showed sinus rhythm at 84 beats per minute, along with left bundle branch block (Fig. 1). Echocardiographic studies revealed a reduced left ventricular ejection fraction of 39% and an unusual, aneurysm-like structure adjacent to the lateral wall of the left ventricle. Coronary angiography ruled out coronary artery disease. Left ventricular angiography confirmed the aneurysm-like outpouching of the lateral wall of the left ventricle (Fig. 2) and the reduced ejection fraction.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hubert Gufler
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Robert H. Anderson
    • 3
  • Magedanz Annette
    • 1
  • Thomas Voigtlaender
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardioangiologisches Centrum BethanienFrankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.Clinic and Policlinic of RadiologyMartin-Luther-University Halle-WittenbergHalle (Saale)Germany
  3. 3.Institute of Genetic MedicineNewcastle University, International Centre for LifeNewcastle upon TyneUK

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