Cardiology in the Young

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Acquired ventricular septal aneurysm in a patient with pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum

Akash R. Patela1, Paul Farrella1, Matthew Harrisa1, J. William Gaynora2 and Matthew J. Gillespiea1 c1

a1 Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

a2 Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Abstract

Myocardial ischaemia and infarction in pulmonary atresia and intact ventricular septum with right ventricular-dependent coronary circulation is a well-established complication. We report an interesting case of an acquired aneurysm in the ventricular septum in a patient who underwent staged palliation.

(Received March 08 2011)

(Accepted June 13 2011)

(Online publication August 25 2011)

Correspondence:

c1 Correspondence to: Dr M. J. Gillespie, Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 8 NW, 34th Street, Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States of America. Tel: +215 590 1790; Fax: +215 590 5415; E-mail: gillespie@email.chop.edu

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