A Case of Successful Emergency Dor's Operation for Left Ventricular Aneurysm with Acute Heart Failure

Takeki Ohashi Nobuhiro Sakamoto

(Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Nagoya Tokushukai General Hospital, Kasugai, Japan)

An 84-year-old woman was admitted on an emergency basis for dyspnea and cyanosis. Large left ventricular aneurysm with uncontrollable ventricular tachycardia was diagnosed. After intubation and intraaortic balloon pumping insertion, ventricular aneurysmal exclusion with patch plication (Dor's method) was successfully performed. The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient was discharged 2 months after the operation. Left ventricular function improved and ventricular tachycardia disappeared. The patient is now doing well with (NYHA functional class 2) eight months after the operation.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 31F58-60 (2002)