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Acute left ventricular rupture following posterior wall myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20647653     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Free wall rupture, the most fearful complication of myocardial infarction, mostly attacks anterior walls. Acute rupture is characterized by rapid development of mechanical arrest accompanied with bradyarrhythmia or electromechanical dissociation. The majority of patients succumb to death as the result of cardiac tamponade. Risk factors are advanced age, female gender, the first-time myocardial infarction, hypertension, and ST-segment elevation. We report a rare case of posterior wall myocardial infarction complicated with left ventricular rupture initially presenting with junctional escape rhythm.
Chi-Ming Huang; Li-Wei Chen; Sung-Hao Huang; Shao-Sung Huang; Kang-Ling Wang; Chern-En Chiang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1349-7235     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1387-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan.
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