Left ventricular aneurysm (LVA) is a serious complication of acute myocardial infarction which reduces the chance of survival. We report a case of 64 year-old-man admitted for acute myocardial infarction, echocardiography showed a giant aneurysm of the left ventricle after myocardial infarction, he had cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) under normothermia. The outcome was good, trans thoracic echocardiography (TTE) reveled improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction and reduction of ventricle volume. Through this case, we wanted to highlights the contribution of surgery in the management of certain complications of myocardial infarction, in particular the aneurysm of the left ventricle.
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