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Medium-term echocardiographic follow-up of systolic and diastolic left ventricular abnormalities after surgical treatment of subacute rupture.
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PMID:  20038418     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Subacute rupture of the left ventricular free wall is a complication that occurs during the acute phase of a myocardial infarction. The subacute presentation makes surgical management possible. However, it is not known whether either pericardial manipulation or the use of pericardial patches influences left ventricular function over the medium term. Our aim was to monitor changes in left ventricular function and the development of constrictive pericarditis over the medium term in patients who had been treated surgically for subacute rupture of the left ventricle. Eleven patients with subacute rupture underwent surgery, of whom six were followed up over the medium term. A modest improvement in left ventricular systolic function was observed and there was no evidence of constrictive pericarditis. In conclusion, the surgical approach appears to be safe over the medium term and had no influence on left ventricular function. Nor did it lead to the development of constrictive pericarditis.
Leopoldo P?rez de Isla; Enrique Rodr?guez; Ali Alswies; Rosaly Bucce; Manuel Carnero; Carlos Macaya; Jos? Zamorano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista espa?ola de cardiolog?a     Volume:  62     ISSN:  1579-2242     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Esp Cardiol     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-29     Completed Date:  2010-04-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404277     Medline TA:  Rev Esp Cardiol     Country:  Spain    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1478-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Unidad de Imagen Cardiovascular, Hospital Cl?nico San Carlos, Madrid, Espa?a.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Rupture, Post-Infarction / surgery*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / ultrasonography*
Time Factors
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / ultrasonography*

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