Acute left ventricular rupture secondary to myocardial infarction. Report of long-term survival after early surgical repair.

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  • The case of a 53-year-old male patient is presented who experienced acute left ventricular rupture 12 hours after a myocardial infarct. Immediately following emergency right heart catheterization and pericardiocentesis the patient was operated upon after preliminary institution of femoro-femoral partial heart-lung bypass. Left ventricular rupture in the area of an apical infarct was found which was successfully treated by direct closure. The patient made a complete recovery subsequent to a complicated postoperative course.
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  • Baudouy PY; Menasche P; Kural S; Wolff M; Piwnica A
  • Start Page

  • 409
  • End Page

  • 411
  • Volume

  • 30
  • Issue

  • 6