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Leaking sub-mitral left ventricular aneurysm (SLVA)


Somasuriyam Kumanan ,

Teaching Hospital Batticaloa, LK
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K Arulnithy,

Teaching Hospital Batticaloa, LK
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K T Sundaresan

Teaching Hospital Batticaloa, SD
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Sub-mitral left ventricular aneurysm (SLVA) is a rare condition reported in different country(1). A number of etiologies have been proposed for the development of this condition but current consensus is that aneurysms are most likely due to a congenital weakness of the fibrous annulus of the valve (2). It can present with various clinical pictures in the 2nd or 3rd decade of life (3). Our case highlights the importance of considering SLVA in the differential diagnosis of acute heart failure with holosystolic murmur and pulmonary edema in young patients.
How to Cite: Kumanan, S., Arulnithy, K. and Sundaresan, K.T., 2019. Leaking sub-mitral left ventricular aneurysm (SLVA). Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, 6(1), pp.E85 1–3. DOI:
Published on 11 Mar 2019.
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