Radiographic Findings by Diagnosis: Coronary Artery Disease–Complications of Infarction




Key Points





  • Chest radiography in all subsets of patients with myocardial infarction increases the sensitivity and specificity of determination of left-sided heart failure.



  • A false aneurysm of the anterior, apical, or lateral wall may be apparent by a bulging contour of the left ventricular silhouette.



  • Postinfarction ruptures of papillary muscle result in severe left-sided heart failure.



  • Ventricular septal ruptures result in pulmonary vascular plethora.





Left Ventricular Aneurysm


Signs include the following:


Apr 10, 2019 | Posted by in General Surgery | Comments Off on Radiographic Findings by Diagnosis: Coronary Artery Disease–Complications of Infarction
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