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Published online: 2006-06-27
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Echocardiogram of the month
Partial papillary muscle ruptures complicating acute myocardial infarctions. Diagnosis by transesophageal echocardiography

Piotr Michałek, Piotr Hoffman
Kardiol Pol 2006;64(6):637-640.

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Vol 64, No 6 (2006)
Other
Published online: 2006-06-27
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Partial papillary muscle rupture is a rare but fatal mechanical complication of acute myocardial infarction. Survival depends on prompt recognition and immediate medical and surgical therapy. The partial rupture of an anterolateral papillary muscle was clearly diagnosed by transgastric two-chamber view during TEE in a 64-year-old man who suffered from acute myocardial infarction.

Abstract

Partial papillary muscle rupture is a rare but fatal mechanical complication of acute myocardial infarction. Survival depends on prompt recognition and immediate medical and surgical therapy. The partial rupture of an anterolateral papillary muscle was clearly diagnosed by transgastric two-chamber view during TEE in a 64-year-old man who suffered from acute myocardial infarction.
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Keywords

papillary muscle rupture; acute myocardial infarction; transesophageal echocardiography

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Title

Echocardiogram of the month
Partial papillary muscle ruptures complicating acute myocardial infarctions. Diagnosis by transesophageal echocardiography

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 64, No 6 (2006)

Pages

637-640

Published online

2006-06-27

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2006;64(6):637-640.

Keywords

papillary muscle rupture
acute myocardial infarction
transesophageal echocardiography

Authors

Piotr Michałek
Piotr Hoffman

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