What does PILVA stand for?
PILVA stands for post-infarction left ventricular aneurysms
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The presence of late mitral regurgitation is relatively frequent in this series of patients, and this emphasizes the importance of a more accurate quantitative evaluation of preoperative functional mitral regurgitation to repair the valve when appropriate. Geometric correlates of late mitral regurgitation appeared to be greater chamber sphericity and larger ventricular volumes preoperatively. Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2000 Oct;6(5):289-94. Current surgical strategy for post-infarction left ventricular aneurysm.
A 58 year old man underwent 6 surgical interventions for various complications of massive biventricular myocardial infarction over a period of 2 years following acute occlusion of a possibly "hyperdominant" left anterior descending coronary artery. These included concomitant repair of apicoanterior post-infarction VSD and right ventricular free wall rupture, repeat repair of recurrent VSD following inferoposterior extension of VSD in the infarcted septum 5 weeks later, repair of delayed right ventricular free wall rupture 4 weeks subsequently, repair of a bleeding left ventricular aneurysm eroding through left chest wall 16 months thereafter, repair of right upper lobe lung tear causing massive anterior mediastinal haemorrhage, mimicking yet another cardiac rupture, 2 months later, followed, at the same admission, 2 weeks later, by sternal reconstruction for dehisced and infected sternum using pedicled myocutaneous latissimus dorsi flap. 5 years after the latissimus myoplasty, the patient remains in NYHA class 1 and is leading a normal life.