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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, 3(1), 23-26
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-1-9
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Post Myocardial Infarction Submitral Aneurysm Causing Stroke in an Elderly Patient- A Rare Case Report

Manish Ruhela1, , Dinanath Kumar1, Sarita Choudhary1, Rajeev Bagarhatta1 and Anoop Jain1

1Department of Cardiology, Sawai Man Singh Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Pub. Date: January 15, 2015

Cite this paper:
Manish Ruhela, Dinanath Kumar, Sarita Choudhary, Rajeev Bagarhatta and Anoop Jain. Post Myocardial Infarction Submitral Aneurysm Causing Stroke in an Elderly Patient- A Rare Case Report. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015; 3(1):23-26. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-1-9


Left ventricular aneurysms are a frequent and serious complication following acute myocardial infarction and are most commonly located at the ventricular apex. The majority of these patients presents with severe mitral insufficiency, congestive heart failure, systemic embolism and sudden cardiac death. Giant aneurysms occurring in a submitral position between anterior and posterior papillary muscles on the lateral ventricular wall constitute a minor entity and those leaving the mitral apparatus intact are extremely rare. Herein, we report the case of a 70 years old male patient with a past history of inferior wall myocardial infarction 1 year back, now presented with right hemiparesis due to cardio-embolic stroke caused by thombus present in submitral left ventricular aneurysm. Despite the size of the aneurysm and its close relationship to the posterior mitral annulus the mitral apparatus was intact with a competent valve and normal left atrial size. To the best of our knowledge there are only few case reports in the literature where a patient develops large submitral LV aneurysm after myocardial infarction.

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