Two in One: Echocardiographic Features of Right-Ventricular Diverticulum and Left-Ventricular Aneurysm in the Same Patient

Abraham Lee, Lin Gao, Qiangjun Cai, Masood Ahmad

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Abstract

Ventricular diverticulum is a rare congenital heart defect that is usually found incidentally upon imaging, such as 2-dimensional transthoracic echocardiogram. We report a case in which an isolated right-ventricular diverticulum and a left-ventricular aneurysm were both found on transthoracic echocardiogram in the setting of a pulmonary embolism. This case highlights how to distinguish between an aneurysm and a diverticulum based on wall motion on echocardiogram, as well as potential complications that may arise from either anomaly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)719-721
Number of pages3
JournalCJC Open
Volume2
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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