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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20121083
  • Title of Journal : HEART SURGERY FORUM


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.