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Vol 70, No 12 (2012)
Invasive cardiology
Published online: 2012-12-22
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Left ventricular free wall rupture as a mechanical complication in ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction

Rafał Depukat, Michał Chyrchel, Dariusz Dudek
Kardiol Pol 2012;70(12):1309-1312.

open access

Vol 70, No 12 (2012)
Invasive cardiology
Published online: 2012-12-22
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

The development of cath-lab network providing interventions in acute coronary syndromes led not only to significant reduction of major adverse cardiac events, but also reduced incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) mechanical complications in acute phase. In the pre-interventional era one of the most common complication of ST elevation MI was left ventricular free wall rupture (LVFWR). Currently it became a rare complication, but despite the advances in cardiosurgical treatment is still associated with high mortality rate. We report the case of a 75-year-old woman with inferior wall MI and LVFWR of atypical presentation.

Abstract

The development of cath-lab network providing interventions in acute coronary syndromes led not only to significant reduction of major adverse cardiac events, but also reduced incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) mechanical complications in acute phase. In the pre-interventional era one of the most common complication of ST elevation MI was left ventricular free wall rupture (LVFWR). Currently it became a rare complication, but despite the advances in cardiosurgical treatment is still associated with high mortality rate. We report the case of a 75-year-old woman with inferior wall MI and LVFWR of atypical presentation.
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Title

Left ventricular free wall rupture as a mechanical complication in ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 70, No 12 (2012)

Pages

1309-1312

Published online

2012-12-22

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2012;70(12):1309-1312.

Authors

Rafał Depukat
Michał Chyrchel
Dariusz Dudek

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