Left ventricular aneurysm may occur in patients with coronary heart disease as a complication of transmural myocardial infarction. Rupture of the heart may arise acutely with cardiac tamponade and sudden death, or develop chronically, resulting in a “false” aneurysm.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raffaele De Simone
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  1. 1.Department of Cardiac SurgeryUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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