Percutanous closure of left ventricular aneurysms in a patient with Loeys-Dietz syndrome

Simon Cheung Chi Lam, Stefan Bertog, Horst Sievert

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We report a case of percutaneous closure of multiple left ventricular aneurysms in a patient with inherited aortic-aneurysm syndrome-the Loeys-Dietz syndrome. One aneurysm was a true aneurysm in the subaortic region and the second one was a pseudoaneurysm at the left ventricular apex. The patient was a high-risk candidate for repeated operations. Both aneurysms were closed successfully percutaneously in staged procedures. There were no complications. The patient remained clinically well with stable echocardiographic results upon reassessment. This case illustrated that catheter-based closure of left ventricular aneurysms is a feasible approach in the context of connective tissue abnormalities related to the Loeys-Dietz syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-320
Number of pages6
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • Connective tissue disease
  • Loeys-Dietz syndrome
  • Percutaneous left ventricular aneurysmal closure


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