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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1];Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Seyedmahdi Pahlavani, M.D. [2]


Surgical aneurysmectomy is recommended during CABG surgery for large, symptomatic aneurysms that cause angina pectoris or heart failure.


  • Surgical aneurysmectomy is recommended for large, symptomatic aneurysms that caused angina pectoris or heart failure. Appropriate CABG is indicated at the time of aneurysmectomy.[1]
  • Another indication for surgical intervention is in patients who can not tolerate long term anticoagulation therapy.[2]

2004 ACC/AHA guidelines on ST elevation MI[2]

Class IIa
"1. It is reasonable that patients with STEMI who develop a ventricular aneurysm associated with intractable ventricular tachyarrhythmias and/or pump failure unresponsive to medical and catheter-based therapy be considered for LV aneurysmectomy and CABG surgery.(Level of Evidence: B)"


  1. Kouchoukos, Nicholas (2013). Kirklin/Barratt-Boyes cardiac surgery : morphology, diagnostic criteria, natural history, techniques, results, and indications. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Saunders. ISBN 978-1416063919.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Antman EM, Anbe DT, Armstrong PW, Bates ER, Green LA, Hand M, Hochman JS, Krumholz HM, Kushner FG, Lamas GA, Mullany CJ, Ornato JP, Pearle DL, Sloan MA, Smith SC, Alpert JS, Anderson JL, Faxon DP, Fuster V, Gibbons RJ, Gregoratos G, Halperin JL, Hiratzka LF, Hunt SA, Jacobs AK (2004). "ACC/AHA guidelines for the management of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction--executive summary: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Revise the 1999 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction)". Circulation. 110 (5): 588–636. doi:10.1161/01.CIR.0000134791.68010.FA. PMID 15289388.

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