Now we will briefly discuss pseudoaneurysms of the heart:

Now we will briefly discuss pseudoaneurysms of the heart:

A pseudoaneurysm is a rupture of a blood vessel or of the myocardial wall that is contained by the pericardium, thrombus, or adhesions and has typically a narrow neck.

A true aneurysm is contained by all layers of the myocardium or vessel and displays a paradoxical movement, bulging outward during systole.

Although their natural history is not well defined, pseudoaneurysms usually have a greater risk of rupture (30–45%) and should thus be considered for immediate repair.