Combined DOR Ventriculoplasty and Aortic Valve Replacement in the Treatment of Post Infarction Ventricular Aneurysm and Aortic Regurgitation


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Abstract  There has been only one other case of endoventricular circular patch plasty performed in conjunction with aortic valve replacement reported in the literature. We present the unique case of a patient suffering from congestive heart failure due to both post-infarct aortic regurgitation and ventricular aneurysm along with his successful surgical treatment.