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Cardiac rupture following acute myocardial infarction: a case with successful surgical treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2348083     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report involves a patient who sustained an acute lateral wall myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock. Cardiac catheterization revealed diastolic equilibration of all intracardiac pressures. Cardiac angiography revealed only acute occlusion of a small branch of the left circumflex coronary artery with good left ventricular systolic function. Since these findings could not explain the degree of cardiogenic shock, an immediate echocardiogram revealed a moderate pericardial effusion with an echo-dense mass suggestive of subacute cardiac rupture. Emergency cardiac surgery confirmed the diagnosis and successful surgical correction resulted in survival of the patient.
T K Nasser; W K Nasser; J D Slack; C A Pinkerton; M L Smith; J H Adlam; R P Pinto; P Bergfelder
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indiana medicine : the journal of the Indiana State Medical Association     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0746-8288     ISO Abbreviation:  Indiana Med     Publication Date:  1990 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-07-11     Completed Date:  1990-07-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8401780     Medline TA:  Indiana Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  414-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Indiana Heart Institute, St. Vincent Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Catheterization
Heart Rupture / surgery*
Heart Rupture, Post-Infarction / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery*
Middle Aged

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