COSMIN BANCEU, MARIUS HARPA, KLARA BRINZANIUC, JUDIT KOVACS, MIHAELA MALOS, HUSSAM AL HUSSEIN, MARIUS CIORBA, HORATIU SUCIU SUCCESSFUL SURGICAL TREATMENT OF A GIANT LEFT VENTRICULAR ANEURYSM
Left ventricular anevrysm (LVA) is the effect of left ventricular (LV) remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI). The surgical technique to improve cardiac function is geometric reconstruction of the LV. The aim of this paper is to highlight the importance of restoring left ventricle geometry. We report a case of 53 year-old man, without any known cardiovascular history, with acute anterior myocardial infarction, left ventricular aneurysm and massive left ventricular thrombus, who arrived into the emergency department 24 hours after the onset of symptomatology. After hemodynamic stabilization, we performed geometric reconstruction of the left ventricle. With favorable postoperative evolution, patient is discharged 14 days later. At the periodic checkups it is noted that he’s postoperative ejection fraction (EF) improved and also the quality of life .
Keywords: DOR procedure, left ventricular anevriysm, thrombus