Left ventricular inferoapical diverticulum associated with normal coronary arteries [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(5): 464-466 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2014.63832

Left ventricular inferoapical diverticulum associated with normal coronary arteries

Hüseyin Göksülük1, Özgür Ulaş Özcan1, Çağlar Uzun2, Sibel Turhan1, Eralp Tutar1
1Department of Cardiology, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara
2Department of Radiology, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara

Isolated congenital left ventricular (LV) diverticulum, which is characterized by the local failure of the ventricular muscle, is a rare cardiac abnormality with a reported prevalence of 0.4%. Clinically, it has been reported to follow an asymptomatic course in the majority of cases; however, it may cause heart failure, thrombus formation, arrhythmia, rupture or chest pain in some patients. Due to its asymptomatic course, it is difficult to diagnose an isolated LV diverticulum. Our patient was admitted to hospital with the complaint of typical chest pain and no any electrocardiogram ischemic changes. Transthoracic echocardiogram showed a diverticulum in the inferoapical wall. Coronary computed tomography angiography was performed, which revealed LV diverticulum at inferoapical region and normal coronary anatomy.

Keywords: Angina pectoris, diverticulum/congenital; coronary vessels; heart defects, congenital/diagnosis.

How to cite this article
Hüseyin Göksülük, Özgür Ulaş Özcan, Çağlar Uzun, Sibel Turhan, Eralp Tutar. Left ventricular inferoapical diverticulum associated with normal coronary arteries. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(5): 464-466

Corresponding Author: Hüseyin Göksülük, Türkiye
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