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Delayed two-step free wall rupture of the right and left ventricular wall after myocardial infarction


Emmert, M Y; Weber, B; Theusinger, O M; Hoerstrup, S P; Falk, V; Grünenfelder, J; Plass, A (2011). Delayed two-step free wall rupture of the right and left ventricular wall after myocardial infarction. Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon, 59(4):248-250.

Abstract

We present a 68-year-old female who suffered extensive complications after severe myocardial infarction (MI) in the circumflex (CX) territory. At 24 hours after the initial event, the patient presented with a covered right ventricular free wall rupture (FWR) which was followed by a rupture of the left posterior wall ten days later. We report here on a rare case of delayed two-step biventricular FWR after severe MI in the CX territory.

Abstract

We present a 68-year-old female who suffered extensive complications after severe myocardial infarction (MI) in the circumflex (CX) territory. At 24 hours after the initial event, the patient presented with a covered right ventricular free wall rupture (FWR) which was followed by a rupture of the left posterior wall ten days later. We report here on a rare case of delayed two-step biventricular FWR after severe MI in the CX territory.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Division of Surgical Research
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of Anesthesiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Medical Research
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Uncontrolled Keywords:Case report
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:11 Nov 2011 12:46
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:05
Publisher:Thieme
ISSN:0171-6425
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0030-1250503
PubMed ID:21455883

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