Aneurysm of the left aortic sinus causing acute myocardial infarction.
A 30-year-old female had an acute myocardial infarction complicated by congestive heart failure. Angiography demonstrated an aneurysm in the area of the left aortic sinus. The aneurysm compressed and displaced the main trunk of the left coronary artery and the proximal portion of the left anterior descending artery. This aneurysm was considered to be the cause of the infarction. Aortic valve replacement and removal of the aneurysm were performed. Postoperative studies revealed good function of the replaced valve, good antegrade filling of the left coronary artery, and improved left ventricular function.
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