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Ventricular septal rupture after acute myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  20650838     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ventricular septal rupture is a rare complication of acute myocardial infarction with important hemodynamic consequences. Spontaneous closure is extremely rare. Without a rapid diagnosis and correction by surgical intervention, the short-term mortality of these patients is higher than 90%. We report the case of a patient with acute myocardial infarction and a ventricular septal rupture that was partially closed by the formation of a thrombus. Early diagnosis was obtained in the emergency room, based on clinical examination and transthoracic echocardiography.
Ionut Donoiu; Octavian Istratoaie; Dan-Dominic Ionescu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hellenic journal of cardiology : HJC = Hellēnikē kardiologikē epitheōrēsē     Volume:  51     ISSN:  2241-5955     ISO Abbreviation:  Hellenic J Cardiol     Publication Date:    2010 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-23     Completed Date:  2010-11-04     Revised Date:  2013-08-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101257381     Medline TA:  Hellenic J Cardiol     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  374-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Craiova University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova Cardiology Center, Craiova, Romania.
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MeSH Terms
Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarction / complications*
Heart Ventricles
Risk Factors
Thrombosis / etiology
Ventricular Septal Rupture / diagnosis,  etiology*

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