International Heart Journal
Online ISSN : 1349-3299
Print ISSN : 1349-2365
ISSN-L : 1349-2365
Case Reports
Left Ventricular Apical Aneurysm as a Consequence of Diffuse Type Congenital Nonfamilial Supravalvular Aortic Stenosis in a 30-Year-old Female
Gulumser HeperSedat KoseAyhan KilicBasri AmasyaliErsoy Isik
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2005 Volume 46 Issue 1 Pages 153-159


Congenital nonfamilial supravalvular aortic stenosis (SVAS) is relatively rare, its diffuse type being the least common. We present a 30-year-old woman with diffuse SVAS complicated with left ventricular apical aneurysm. We believe that subtle left ventricular myocardial ischemia or infarction and long-lasting severe pressure overload to the apical chamber caused LV apical aneurysm in our case. Acquired LV apical aneurysm secondary to supravalvular aortic stenosis, in the absence of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease and hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, has not been described before.

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