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Post-infarction biventricular free wall rupture with extracardiac shunt presenting as ventricular septal rupture.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23674561     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ventricular free wall rupture is a rare, usually fatal complication of acute myocardial infarction. Subacute free wall rupture with pseudoaneurysm formation is even rarer, but may be associated with a chance of survival if surgery is performed expeditiously. Although rupture of the left ventricle is more common, right-sided rupture has also been reported. We report an unusual case of post-infarct biventricular rupture masquerading as a ventricular septal defect, due to an extracardiac shunt within the pseudoaneurysm. Our patient underwent urgent surgery, made an excellent recovery and was discharged home in a fully functional condition within a week post-surgery.
Alia Noorani; Christiana Burt; Samer A M Nashef
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2013-05-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-22     Completed Date:  2014-02-20     Revised Date:  2014-08-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  419-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / diagnosis,  etiology*,  physiopathology,  surgery
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Coronary Circulation*
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Heart Aneurysm / diagnosis,  etiology*,  physiopathology,  surgery
Heart Rupture, Post-Infarction / diagnosis,  etiology*,  physiopathology,  surgery
Myocardial Infarction / complications*,  diagnosis,  physiopathology
Predictive Value of Tests
Treatment Outcome
Ventricular Septal Rupture / diagnosis,  etiology*,  physiopathology

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