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Left ventricular aneurysm

A left ventricular aneurysm can occur soon after a heart attack if the left ventricular wall is damaged

About

Left ventricular aneurysms can happen as a result of a heart attack. If an area of the heart muscle is particularly weakened it can lead to an aneurysm. This can be treated with medicine. Alternatively, your consultant may recommend a surgical procedure depending on your health.

Need to know

  • Symptoms of left ventricular aneurysm icon plus

    There are often no specific symptoms relating to a left ventricular aneurysm but they may relate to impaired heart functionality. Possible symptoms might include:

    • extreme tiredness and/or breathlessness
    • leg, ankle or abdomen swelling
    • irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
    • heart palpitations
  • Diagnosis icon plus

    Your consultant will discuss your symptoms with you. They may then offer an electrocardiogram (ECG) to assess your heart's electrical activity.
  • Potential treatment options icon plus

    Your consultant will discuss your left ventricular aneurysm treatment options with you. These might include medication to control blood flow. For example, an anticoagulant may be prescribed to help prevent blood clots forming. In other cases, your consultant may recommend a surgical procedure to cut out the aneurysm.

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Our consultants

We're proud to work with leading experts across a range of medical fields, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

  • The Portland Hospital Facility

    The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street

    London

    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 7390 8020
    Maternity enquiries 020 7390 6068
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 7390 6200

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments and Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments 020 7234 2773
    Switchboard 020 7407 3100

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    The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place

    London NW8 9LE

    Appointments 0207 483 5148
    Enquiries 020 3131 7478

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    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street

    London

    W1G 8BJ

    Appointments 020 7034 8181
    Enquiries 020 3131 7962

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    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place

    London W1U 5NY

    Appointments 020 3131 7216
    Enquiries 020 3130 6833

This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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