Transesophageal two- and three-dimensional echocardiographic diagnosis of combined left ventricular pseudoaneurysm and ventricular septal rupture

Rajasekhar Nekkanti, Navin C. Nanda, Gilbert J. Zoghbi, Osman Mukhtar, David C. McGiffin

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Abstract

Two- (2-D) and three-dimensional (3-D) transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) were useful in making the diagnosis of combined left ventricular pseudoaneurysm and ventricular septal rupture in an elderly patient presenting with mediastinitis and worsening heart failure following coronary artery bypass graft surgery. The diagnosis was not suspected clinically. Three-dimensional TEE served to increase the confidence level with which the diagnosis of this combined lesion was made. Additionally, 3-D TEE proved superior to 2-D TEE in assessing the size of the left ventricular rupture site.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-349
Number of pages5
JournalEchocardiography-A Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound and Allied Techniques
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm
  • Mediastinitis
  • Three-dimensional echocardiography
  • Transesophageal echocardiography
  • Ventricular septal rupture

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