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Published online: 2009-06-24
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Case report
Ventricular septum and free wall rupture in a 56-year-old male with myocardial infarction. A case report with follow-up of 7 years

Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon, Przemysław Dąbkowski, Edward Pietrzyk, Jerzy Sadowski
Kardiol Pol 2009;67(6):651-655.

open access

Vol 67, No 6 (2009)
Other
Published online: 2009-06-24
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A case of a 56-year-old male who had unrecognised acute myocardial infarction complicated by a combination of ventricular septum and free wall rupture is presented. He developed symptoms of overt heart failure but initially he was treated out of hospital due to pneumonia. An echocardiographic study disclosed a ventricular septum rupture and ventricular free wall rupture with concomitant formation of pseudoaneurysm. He underwent surgical correction of the double myocardial rupture and successful re-operation due to recanalisation on the 5th day after the surgery. He underwent right coronary artery angioplasty 5 years after cardiac surgery.

Abstract

A case of a 56-year-old male who had unrecognised acute myocardial infarction complicated by a combination of ventricular septum and free wall rupture is presented. He developed symptoms of overt heart failure but initially he was treated out of hospital due to pneumonia. An echocardiographic study disclosed a ventricular septum rupture and ventricular free wall rupture with concomitant formation of pseudoaneurysm. He underwent surgical correction of the double myocardial rupture and successful re-operation due to recanalisation on the 5th day after the surgery. He underwent right coronary artery angioplasty 5 years after cardiac surgery.
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Keywords

ventricular septum rupture; free wall rupture; myocardial infarction

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Title

Case report
Ventricular septum and free wall rupture in a 56-year-old male with myocardial infarction. A case report with follow-up of 7 years

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 67, No 6 (2009)

Pages

651-655

Published online

2009-06-24

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2009;67(6):651-655.

Keywords

ventricular septum rupture
free wall rupture
myocardial infarction

Authors

Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon
Przemysław Dąbkowski
Edward Pietrzyk
Jerzy Sadowski

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