Ventricular aneurysm due to blunt chest injury

Ann Thorac Surg. 1989 Feb;47(2):322-9. doi: 10.1016/0003-4975(89)90306-8.


A left ventricular aneurysm developed in 3 patients sustaining blunt chest injury. Evidence of an acute myocardial infarction on the electrocardiogram and enzyme analysis prompted cardiac catheterization, which revealed total occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery in 2 of the 3 patients. Ventricular aneurysmectomy was performed in each patient. A review of the literature revealed 32 previously reported patients with left ventricular aneurysm caused by blunt trauma. Clinical features, catheterization or autopsy findings, and outcome are examined.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Heart Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Heart Aneurysm / etiology*
  • Heart Aneurysm / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Thoracic Injuries / complications*
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*