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Pseudoaneurysm of the ascending thoracic aorta years after aortic valve replacement.

by Moussa Pacha, Homam; Pagadala, Prathyusha; Alraies, M Chadi.
Citation: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine. 19(2):196-198, 2018 03..Journal: Cardiovascular revascularization medicine : including molecular interventions.Published: ; 2018ISSN: 1878-0938.Full author list: Darmoch F; Moussa Pacha H; Pagadala P; Alraies MC.UI/PMID: 28988707.Subject(s): Aneurysm, False/dg [Diagnostic Imaging] | *Aneurysm, False/et [Etiology] | Aneurysm, False/su [Surgery] | Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic/dg [Diagnostic Imaging] | *Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic/et [Etiology] | Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic/su [Surgery] | *Aortic Valve/su [Surgery] | Aortography/mt [Methods] | Computed Tomography Angiography | Coronary Angiography | Echocardiography | *Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation/ae [Adverse Effects] | Humans | Male | Middle Aged | Time Factors | Treatment OutcomeInstitution(s): MedStar Washington Hospital Center | MedStar Heart & Vascular InstituteDepartment(s): Medicine/Internal MedicineActivity type: Journal Article.Medline article type(s): Journal ArticleDigital Object Identifier: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carrev.2017.07.012 (Click here) Abbreviated citation: Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 19(2):196-198, 2018 03.Local Holdings: Available in print through MWHC library: 2002 - present.Abstract: Aortic pseudoaneurysm (PSA) formation post aortic valve replacement is one of the rare and devastating complications if left untreated. Aortic PSA can occur few weeks or month after surgery. The spectrum of symptoms varies from dyspnea, wide pulse pressure, and chest pain. However, in rare cases, aortic root PSA could be asymptomatic. Aortic PSA mortality could be as high as 70%, if left untreated. Therefore, High clinical suspicion and prompt surgical intervention is imperative. In this case, the patient presented with dyspnea years after Bentall procedure, and imaging studies revealed para-aortic PSA that was treated surgically. Copyright (c) 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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