Radiologic Notes in Cardiology
Postinfarction Aneurysm of the Left Ventricle
Detection of postinfarction aneurysms of the left ventricle has become increasingly important with the development of surgical techniques for the treatment of this lesion. Although the diagnosis can be established in some cases from chest films and cardiac fluoroscopy, angiocardiography is required for adequate preoperative evaluation. If surgery to excise the aneurysm is contemplated, coronary angiography should also be performed.
- © 1971 American Heart Association, Inc.