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Left Ventricular Aneurysm in Patient With Scleroderma

Posted Sep 11 2009 4:55pm

By Niken Wulandari and Colleague

We present a case of a patient with scleroderma with a rare form of cardiac involvement. Transthoracic echocardiography showed a left ventricular (LV) aneurysm in the base of the posterior free-wall. Cardiac catheterization revealed normal coronary arteries with a prominent aneurysm seen on left ventriculogram. Although ventricular dilatation is commonly found in scleroderma, a more serious cardiac complication such as LV aneurysm may also develope.


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