Sep 1, 1977

Ventricular aneurysmectomy for the treatment of intractable angina pectoris

H J LeeA E Ozolins


Resection of a large postinfarctional ventricular aneurysm led to termination of intractable angina pectoris in one patient. The patient has been followed for 5 years and remains angina-free, even though aorto-coronary bypass surgery was not performed in this patient. The patient presented no evidence of congestive heart failure, arterial emboli, or cardiac arrhythmia before or after the surgery. Intractable angina alone in the absence of congestive heart failure, systemic embolism, and refractory ventricular tachyarrhythmia may constitute another indication for ventricular aneurysmectomy with or without concomitant aorto-coronary bypass surgery.

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Ventricular Aneurysm
Heart Aneurysm
Angina Pectoris
Tachycardia, Ventricular
Heart Ventricle
Cardiac Arrhythmia

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