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Sutureless pericardial patch augmentation for impending left ventricular free wall rupture.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19906691     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Left ventricular rupture may occur as a complication of acute myocardial infarction and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The risk associated with impending rupture of the left ventricular free wall has not been quantified but it is likely a predisposing factor to complete rupture. Few cases of impending rupture of the left ventricular free wall have been discussed in the literature; we present one such case and describe simple operative management with an autologous pericardial patch and subsequent outcome.
Sean Galvin; Victor Chen; Richard Bunton; Terence Doyle
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-11-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-21     Completed Date:  2010-03-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  341-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dunedin Hospital, Private Bag 1921, Dunedin, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures*
Heart Rupture, Post-Infarction / diagnosis,  prevention & control*
Heart Ventricles / radiography,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Pericardium / transplantation*
Suture Techniques
Transplantation, Autologous
Treatment Outcome

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