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Cardiac rupture or pericardial effusion?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17692412     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
After cardiogenic shock, myocardial rupture is the leading cause of in-hospital death from acute myocardial infarction (AMI). When possible, rapid diagnosis must lead to an emergency surgical repair to prevent sudden death. However, in some cases, despite new imaging techniques, the diagnosis may be difficult to obtain and the decision whether or not to operate, difficult. In the present report we describe the challenging case of a patient presenting a sub-acute cardiac rupture three days after anterior AMI.
L Bonello; A Theron; M Lambert; J Quilici; J L Bonnet
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter     Date:  2007-08-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  127     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-30     Completed Date:  2008-11-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e142-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Heart Rupture / diagnosis*,  surgery
Pericardial Effusion / diagnosis*,  surgery
Ventriculography, First-Pass / methods

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