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Postinfarction left ventricular rupture salvaged by resuscitation induced pericardial tear.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20494080     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 73-year-old diabetic, hypertensive man sustained acute inferolateral wall myocardial infarction 2 days before a syncopal episode, and he was resuscitated on the way to the hospital and during the preoperative examination. An extensive tear of the left posterolateral pericardium with massive left hemothorax and left ventricular free wall rupture with pulsatile bleeding were found during surgery. Iatrogenic pericardial tear due to vigorous cardiac massage could temporarily relieve the pericardial tamponade due to the postinfarction ventricular rupture and allowed the timely surgery to be conducted.
Chung-Ben Kan; I-Tseng Chu; Rei-Yeuh Chang; Jen-Ping Chang
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-24     Completed Date:  2010-06-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2030-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Chia-Yi Christian Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Rupture, Post-Infarction / therapy*
Iatrogenic Disease
Pericardium / injuries*
Resuscitation* / adverse effects

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