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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine