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Echocardiographic identification of ventricular septal rupture caused by acute stent thrombosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19847918     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary stenting is an increasingly common procedure. Complications are rare. However, when they do occur, they often require urgent invasive treatment. Investigations that are critical for establishing a diagnosis as well as such guide treatment as a detailed assessment of myocardial morphology and function using transthoracic echocardiography may be overlooked in the haste to treat the patient. We present a case report of subacute drug-eluting stent thrombosis in which a meticulous echocardiographic examination allowed the identification of a ventricular septal rupture, which ultimately modified treatment.
Scot Garg; Christos V Bourantas; Simon Thackray; Mohamed F Alamgir
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1097-0096     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Ultrasound     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-14     Completed Date:  2010-07-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  218-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham Road, Cottingham, East Yorkshire, UK, HU16 5JQ.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Coronary Thrombosis / complications*,  ultrasonography*
Drug-Eluting Stents / adverse effects*
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color / methods
Ventricular Septal Rupture / etiology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography*

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