The pseudoaneurysm is a rare cardiac pathology, in which the left ventricular free wall ruptures and the pericardium surrounds the rupture in combination with thrombus and inflammation and thus prevents the development of a hemopericardium. Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm may remain silent unless it gives rise to cardiac tamponade, collapse, and finally sudden death. In this case report, we present two cases with left ventricular pseudoaneurysms in the same area. One of them had a stable outcome and the other had a fatal outcome.
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