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  • Surgery to Repair Aneurysm of the Heart

  • An aneurysm is an area of muscle or artery that has become weakened and shows a bulging or ballooning effect. During surgery, the aneurysm is cut out or patched. Usually the result of damage to the heart sustained during a heart attack, a heart muscle aneurysm prevents the heart from pumping properly. This could cause shortness of breath, pain, or an irregular heartbeat.