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J Korean Soc Echocardiogr. 1996 Dec;4(2):213-219. Korean. Case Report.
Cha KS , Park JC , Seo JP , Park JJ , Jeong MH , Cho JG , Park JC , Kang JC .
Department of Internal Medicine, Chonnam University Medical School, Kwangju, Korea.

Left ventricular(LV) aneurysm is one of common complications of acute myocardial infarction. Inferior location of LV aneurysm is relatively rare, but it often compromises posterior papillary muscle function and causes early death due to severe mitral regurgitation. Survival of patients with inferior LV aneurysm depends, to a great extent, on the extent of the involvement of mitral valve apparetus. We describe three cases of 'giant' inferior LV aneurysm, which were observed in patients with myocardial infarction.

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