Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm after acute influenza A myocardiopericarditis

A. Agnino, S. Schena, G. Ferlan, L. De Luca Tupputi Schinosa

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We describe the successful management of a rare case regarding an adult Caucasian who developed a left inferior ventricular pseudoaneurysm as a consequence of an influenza A virus infection of the upper respiratory tract followed by acute myocardiopericarditis. The cardiovascular features of this case illustrate the importance of raising a sufficient clinical index of suspicion for this common, but potentially lethal, entity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-205
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Aneurysm, false, surgery
  • Heart aneurysm, etiology
  • Heart aneurysm, surgery
  • Influenza A virus, human
  • Myocarditis, etiology
  • Pericarditis, etiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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