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Acute myocardial infarction complication diagnosed by three-dimensional echocardiography.
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PMID:  21325342     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Transthoracic echocardiography is the modality of choice for the bedside diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction mechanical complications. We report the case of a ventricular septal rupture occurring soon after inferior myocardial infarction, revascularized by primary angioplasty. This challenging diagnosis was elucidated by 3D-echocardiography as 2D-imaging was not conclusive. This case demonstrates the importance of 3D-echocardiography in a cardiac intensive care setting. It provided additional information to 2D-echocardiography by identifying and locating post-acute myocardial infarction (AMI) septal rupture with implications for planning surgery.
Authors:
João Silva Marques; Cláudia Jorge; Susana Robalo Martins; Ana Feijão; António Nunes Diogo
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2114     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-2-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890618     Medline TA:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology I, CHLN,EPE- Hospital de Santa Maria, Av. Prof. Egas Moniz, 1649-035 Lisbon, Portugal.
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