Cardiac Tamponade due to Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm After Aortic Valve Replacement


  • Onur Baydar
  • Ugur Coşkun
  • Betul Balaban
  • Gurkan Cetin
  • Inci Firatli
  • Murat Kazim Ersanli
  • Mehmet Serdar Kucukoglu



Left ventricular outflow tract pseudoaneurysm is a rare but a potentially lethal complication, mainly after aortic root endocarditis or surgery. Usually, it originates from a dehiscence in the mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa and arises posteriorly to the aortic root. We report a rare case of a patient with cardiac tamponade due to left ventricular pseudoaneurysm after aortic valve replacement. The subsequent surgical resection was performed successfully.


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Baydar, O., Coşkun, U., Balaban, B., Cetin, G., Firatli, I., Ersanli, M. K., & Kucukoglu, M. S. (2013). Cardiac Tamponade due to Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm After Aortic Valve Replacement. The Heart Surgery Forum, 16(1), E49-E51.