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Table 1 Differences among aneurysms, pseudoaneurysms and congenital diverticula

From: Left ventricular apical diseases

  Aneurysms Pseudoaneurysms Congenital diverticula
Layers All layers of the ventricular myocardium Organized hematoma and pericardium All layers of the ventricular myocardium
Cine Akinetic dyskinetic segment Akinetic or dyskinetic segment Shows contraction during systole
Myocardial late enhancement Yes No, only the border of the pseudoaneurysm will show enhancement No
Pericardial late enhancement No or faint Marked No