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Diagnosing left ventricular aneurysm from pseudo-aneurysm: a case report and a review in literature

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, February 2009
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Title
Diagnosing left ventricular aneurysm from pseudo-aneurysm: a case report and a review in literature
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Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, February 2009
DOI 10.1186/1749-8090-4-11
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Giampaolo Zoffoli, Domenico Mangino, Andrea Venturini, Alberto Terrini, Angiolino Asta, Chiara Zanchettin, Elvio Polesel

Abstract

Rupture of the free wall of the left ventricle (LV) is a catastrophic complication occurring in 4% of patients after myocardial infarction (MI) and in 23% of those who die of MI. Rarely the rupture is contained by an adherent pericardium creating a pseudo-aneurysm. This clinical finding calls for emergency surgery. If no ruptures are detectable and myocardium wall integrity is confirmed, we are in the presence of a true aneurysm, which can be treated by means of elective surgery. Differentiation between these two pathologies remains difficult. We report the case of a patient with a true aneurysm, initially diagnosed as pseudo-aneurysm at our institution; we have reviewed the literature on this difficult diagnosis and outlined characteristic findings of each clinical entity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 4%
Unknown 27 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 5 18%
Researcher 5 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 18%
Student > Bachelor 4 14%
Other 4 14%
Other 5 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 79%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 4%
Environmental Science 1 4%
Unknown 4 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 October 2016.
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#4,685,340
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#70
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#86,314
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#2
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