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Journal:   MEDICAL JOURNAL OF MASHHAD UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES   WINTER 2008 , Volume 50 , Number 98; Page(s) 456 To 459.
 
Paper: 

CARDIAC RUPTURE FOLLOWING ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

 
 
Author(s):  ABBASI TASHNIZI M.*, SOLTANI GH., KHAMENEH BAGHERI R.
 
* CARDIAC SURGERY DEPARTMENT, IMAM REZA HOSPITAL, MASHHAD, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Ventricular rupture following myocardial infarction (M.I) is a serious clinical problem with a high mortality. The aim of this study was to present a case with this disorder.
Case Report: A 73 year-old man with left ventricular rupture and cardiac tamponade following myocardial infarction was managed successfully by emergency surgery. The procedure was accomplished with the use of cardiopulmonary by pass. A large PTFE patch was sutured according to the Nunez technique. Patient survived during a mean follow-up of 12 months.

 
Keyword(s): MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, VENTRICULAR RUPTURE, PATCH REPAIR
 
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