Postinfarction left ventricular rupture misdiagnosed ruptured intramural hematoma of aorta.

Y. W. Yoon, D. Choi, B. K. Koo, W. H. Shim, S. Y. Cho, B. C. Chang

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Abstract

Left ventricular rupture is a fatal complication of acute myocardial infarction, however accurate preoperative diagnosis is still difficult. We experienced a postinfarction left ventricular rupture patient whose symptoms and radiologic findings mimicked those of acute intramural hematoma of the aorta. Upon emergency operation, he was proven to have a postinfarction LV rupture and underwent successful surgery. We herein report the case with a brief review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)436-439
Number of pages4
JournalYonsei medical journal
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Aug

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  • Medicine(all)

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