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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Echocardiography-A Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound and Allied Techniques|
|Publication status||Published - May 2002|
- Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm
- Three-dimensional echocardiography
- Transesophageal echocardiography
- Ventricular septal rupture