During left ventricular aneurysmectomy, dead and
scarred tissue and/or an aneurysm in the left ventricle are removed. This
procedure may be performed with a coronary artery bypass and/or mitral valve
Treated with Left Ventricular Aneurysmectomy:
Left ventricular aneurysmectomy may be performed in
cases of enlarged heart, congestive heart failure, left ventricular aneurysm or
infarction and low ejection fraction.
Non-surgical alternatives to the procedure include
lifestyle changes and vasodilator use. There are no comparable surgical
alternatives to left ventricular aneurysmectomy.
with Left Ventricular Aneurysmectomy:
Left ventricular aneurysmectomy is performed under
general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely
unaware during the procedure.
Complications from Left Ventricular Aneurysmectomy:
Possible risks following left ventricular
aneurysmectomy include infection, bleeding, blood clots, scarring,
vasodilation, collapsed lung, ischemia, heart damage and a negative reaction to
the anesthesia. It is also possible to need a blood transfusion and for the
cardiopulmonary bypass to fail.
after Left Ventricular Aneurysmectomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
left ventricular aneurysmectomy is good.
from Left Ventricular Aneurysmectomy:
Total recovery from left ventricular aneurysmectomy
takes six to eight weeks.