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Successful surgical repair of ventricular double rupture.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22118020     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac rupture represents a catastrophic complication of myocardial infarction with an exceedingly high mortality rate. In rare instances, a myocardial infarction can be complicated by 2 separate forms of rupture. The most common form of ventricular double rupture consists of free wall rupture in association with ventricular septal rupture. The present case provides an example of survival following this form of ventricular double rupture and emphasizes the importance of prompt clinical recognition followed by urgent surgical repair.
Jason D Roberts; Derek Y F So; A Stephane Lambert; Marc Ruel
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Video-Audio Media    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of cardiology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1916-7075     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiol     Publication Date:    2011 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-28     Completed Date:  2012-01-19     Revised Date:  2012-02-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510280     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  868.e5-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*
Echocardiography, Doppler
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Rupture, Post-Infarction / diagnosis,  surgery*
Heart Ventricles / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Suture Techniques

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