Cardiac Tamponade due to Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm After Aortic Valve Replacement

Baydar O., Coskun U., Balaban B., Cetin G., Firatli I., Ersanli M. K., ...More

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.16, no.1, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20121083
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Left ventricular outflow tract pseudoaneurysm is a rare but a potentially lethal complication, mainly after aortic root endocarditis or surgery. Usually, it originates from a dehiscence in the mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa and arises posteriorly to the aortic root. We report a rare case of a patient with cardiac tamponade due to left ventricular pseudoaneurysm after aortic valve replacement. The subsequent surgical resection was performed successfully.