To illustrate various aneurysms of ventricles and atria. 2.
To describe MRI and CT techniques to determine the type of an aneurysm and to describe certain key imaging points which will direct to etiology of cardiac aneurysms. 3.
Discuss management options of these aneurysms
Cardiac aneurysms can be caused potentially by wide varieties of aetiologies.
Ventricular aneurysms are broadly divided into true and pseudoaneurysms.
True aneurysm wall is composed of myocardium and fibrous tissue.
While pseudo aneurysm wall is composed of organized hematoma and pericardium with no normal myocardium.
It is seen that pseudoaneurysms have more intense enhancement on delayed imaging (1).
Cardiac CT and MR aid in non-invasive differentiation between a true and pseudoaneurysm,...
Findings and procedure details
Cardiac CT and MR studies were evaluated from 2014 to 2018,
in total 1520 Cardiac CTs and 1756 cardiac MRs were performed.
These cases were then searched with keyword ''aneurysm" in our PACS search engine,
we found 28 cases of different cardiac aneurysm with detailed clinical history,
lab findings,therapeutic procedure performed and clinical outcomes.
These cases were classified as follows- Refer to table 2 CONGENITAL ANEURYSMS A) LEFT VENTRICLE ANEURYSMS 1.
Left ventricular diverticulum It...
Cardiac CT and Cardiac MR can determine size,
mass effect and hemodynamic significance of cardiac aneurysms. 2.
They aid in non -invasive differentiation of aneurysms into true and pseudoaneurysms and thus has a vital role in the management of patients. 3.
Cardiac MRI protocol should be optimized depending upon clinical suspicion and findings on preliminary images.
Optimal protocol and good quality image acquisition lead to an accurate diagnosis. 4.
Cardiac CT and MR optimal...
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