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Exceptional ventricular septal rupture associated with intramyocardial dissection throughout the right ventricle.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20529108     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ventricular septal rupture (VSR) is an uncommon but a devastating complication of acute myocardial infarction. Wide implementation of thrombolytic therapy in practice has limited the incidence of this complication and changed its time pattern by accelerating the occurrence. In the era of primary percutaneous coronary intervention, this beneficial effect is more pronounced. This paper describes a case with a complex VSR with intramyocardial dissection tract extending throughout the right ventricle and yielding a left to right shunt; where the potential role of ischemia was suspected, but the precise etiology of septal rupture remained ambiguous.
Ibrahim Basarici; Ozan Erbasan; Didem Kemaloglu; Gokhan Arslan; Omer Bayezid
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-09     Completed Date:  2010-10-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  460-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Akdeniz University, School of Medicine, 07059 Antalya, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical / methods
Chest Pain / etiology
Coronary Artery Disease / complications
Dyspnea / etiology
Echocardiography / methods
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Ventricles / radiography,  ultrasonography*
Myocardial Infarction / complications*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Ventricular Septal Rupture / complications*,  surgery,  ultrasonography*

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