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Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
On-line version ISSN 1678-9741
CARDOSO, Edmilson; MORAES, Fernando; LAMPREIA, Diana and MORAES, Carlos R.. Left ventricular aneurysm in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus: case report. Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc [online]. 2006, vol.21, n.1, pp.95-97. ISSN 1678-9741. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-76382006000100017.
We describe the case of a 36-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus, who suffered myocardial infarction and, subsequently, developed a huge inferior left ventricular aneurysm and heart failure. The patient was surgically treated with good results. The rarity of this condition is emphasized.
Keywords : Heart aneurysm [surgery]; Lupus erythematosus, systemic; Cardiac surgical procedures.