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Korean Circ J. 2012 Oct;42(10):702-4. doi: 10.4070/kcj.2012.42.10.702. Epub 2012 Oct 31.

An unusual case of left ventricular free wall rupture caused by a silent myocardial infarction.

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  • 1Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, YanBian Second People's Hospital, YanBian, China.

Abstract

Left ventricular free wall rupture (LVFWR) is a serious complication of myocardial infarction. It presents with a very high mortality rate and can be rescued by accurate diagnosis and emergency surgery. LVFWR can occur with sudden overt clinical symptoms or present insidiously. This report highlights the case of a man with no prior history of coronary artery disease, who presented with LVFWR and pericardial effusion that evolved to severe bacterial pericarditis.

KEYWORDS:

Myocardial infarction; Pericarditis; Rupture

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23170099
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PMCID:
PMC3493808
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