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Table 1 Differences between aneurysms and pseudo-aneurysms.

From: Diagnosing left ventricular aneurysm from pseudo-aneurysm: a case report and a review in literature

  Aneurysms Pseudo-aneurysms
Location 3% posterior Posterior or inferior
Echocardiography   
   Anatomy Thinned myocardium Ruptures
   Contractility Non contractile Dyskinesia
Consequences/Complications Congestive heart failure
Embolic events
Ventricular arrhythmias
Therapy Medical or Surgical therapy Surgery
Surgical risk Dubious Lower than medical therapy
  1. Differentiation between aneurysms and pseudo-aneurysm is important in diagnosing and for correct therapy.