Left Ventricular Aneurysm in a Child After Recovering From Dilated Cardiomyopathy

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2020 Jul;11(4):515-517. doi: 10.1177/2150135120908208. Epub 2020 May 13.


Left ventricular aneurysms are extremely rare in children. A child developed an aneurysm a year after recovering from idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. The initial management was conservative. After several years and due to aneurysm enlargement and other complications, the patient underwent successful aneurysm surgical repair with left ventricular aneurysmorrhaphy. We describe our experience treating this child during the course of this disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / complications*
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / diagnosis
  • Child, Preschool
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart Aneurysm / diagnosis
  • Heart Aneurysm / etiology*
  • Heart Aneurysm / surgery
  • Heart Ventricles
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine / methods
  • Male