We describe an unusual presentation of a large saccular aneurysm of the ascending aorta, mimicking an acute coronary syndrome. The compression of the aneurysm on the left main coronary artery was probably the cause of these confusing symptoms. Our experience confirms the fundamental role of modern cardiac imaging techniques in the differential diagnosis of these unusual cases and in the planning of the correct surgical procedure.

Saccular ascending aorta aneurysm: report of an unusual presentation

BEGHI, CESARE;
2008

Abstract

We describe an unusual presentation of a large saccular aneurysm of the ascending aorta, mimicking an acute coronary syndrome. The compression of the aneurysm on the left main coronary artery was probably the cause of these confusing symptoms. Our experience confirms the fundamental role of modern cardiac imaging techniques in the differential diagnosis of these unusual cases and in the planning of the correct surgical procedure.
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