We present a patient with a history of coronary artery disease and exertional angina after an acute anterior myocardial infarction. Angiography and ventriculography revealed multivessel coronary artery disease and a large apical aneurysm. Echocardiography and gated SPECT studies were performed for further evaluation of ischemia and assessment of left ventricular function. Gated SPECT and echocardiography failed to detect a large apical aneurysm due to a hyperdynamic left ventricular wall at the neck of the aneurysm. This case demonstrates the importance of using multiple imaging modalities in the evaluation of ventricular function in the setting of coronary artery disease.
- Apical aneurysm
- Gated SPECT
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine