BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-007838
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A left ventricular aneurysm due to an occluded ‘end artery’ in a rare position mimicking a diverticulum

  1. Harry Parissis
  1. Department of Cardiothoracics, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, UK
  1. Correspondence to Adam Tucker, atuc{at}


A 54-year-old man with typical ischaemic chest pain underwent emergency percutaneous coronary intervention for anterolateral ST elevation myocardial infarction. At this time, acute occlusion of an end artery, the intermediate branch of the left coronary artery, was identified (figure 1). A ventriculogram, right oblique view, also demonstrated dilation of the myocardium within the territory of the intermediate vessel (figure 2). At first, this was thought to be a cardiac diverticulum. The patient underwent coronary artery bypass grafting, and the diverticulum was, in fact, found …

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