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Transesophageal echocardiographic findings in partial and complete papillary muscle rupture complicating acute myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1477856     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Papillary muscle rupture occurred in two patients with recent inferior myocardial infarction. In one case with partial rupture transesophageal echocardiography in the standard four-chamber view did not visualize the rupture and in the second case with complete rupture it provided incomplete diagnostic information. A not previously described transgastric longitudinal scanning of the left ventricle provided complete delineation of the lesion and it was of great value in the diagnosis and management of this potentially lethal complication. Both patients were operated upon and had a favourable outcome.
F Chirillo; O Totis; A Cavarzerani; A Bruni; G Risica; V Cuzzato
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0008-6312     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiology     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-11     Completed Date:  1993-02-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266406     Medline TA:  Cardiology     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  54-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Treviso Regional Hospital, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography / methods*
Heart Rupture, Post-Infarction / ultrasonography*
Middle Aged
Papillary Muscles / ultrasonography*

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