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Contained myocardial rupture: a variant linking complete and incomplete rupture.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15657203     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Myocardial rupture is an uncommon complication of myocardial infarction, often with devastating haemodynamic consequences. Although rupture is usually fatal, when patients do survive, the majority present with a pseudoaneurysm in which the rupture is sealed by a haematoma on the epicardial surface of the heart. Cases in which all myocardial layers are dissected except the epicardium or visceral pericardium have been included under this subheading. The authors describe such a case and suggest the pathological description of a "contained myocardial rupture". This link between complete and incomplete myocardial rupture may allow a more conservative management approach to be pursued.
T A Helmy; W J Nicholson; S Lick; B F Uretsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart (British Cardiac Society)     Volume:  91     ISSN:  1468-201X     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-19     Completed Date:  2005-02-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602087     Medline TA:  Heart     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e13     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiology, Emory University, 1639 Pierce Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angina Pectoris / etiology
Heart Rupture, Post-Infarction / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Middle Aged

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