Perforated submitral left ventricular aneurysm resulting in severe mitral annular regurgitation

Tex Heart Inst J. 2006;33(4):492-4.


Annular submitral left ventricular aneurysm, which predominantly occurs in blacks who live in tropical regions of Africa, is a relatively unknown cardiac condition in the United States. We describe a patient with submitral left ventricular aneurysm who underwent resection of the mass and of the native mitral valve, followed by mitral valve replacement.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Black or African American
  • Heart Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Heart Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation*
  • Heart Ventricles / diagnostic imaging
  • Heart Ventricles / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mitral Valve / diagnostic imaging
  • Mitral Valve / surgery
  • Radiography
  • United States