An unusual presentation of left ventricular free wall rupture.

@article{Han2010AnUP,
  title={An unusual presentation of left ventricular free wall rupture.},
  author={Cecilia Sy Han and Sheena Bohonis and Jonathan K R Walker and Minh Vo and Farrukh Hussain and Edward A Pascoe and Davinder S Jassal},
  journal={The Canadian journal of cardiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={
          328-9
        }
}
Left ventricular free wall rupture (LVFWR) is one of the most lethal complications following myocardial infarction. It accounts for approximately 12% to 21% of all in-hospital deaths following myocardial infarction. The majority of patients die shortly after LVFWR from instantaneous pericardial tamponade and hemodynamic collapse. However, up to one-third of cases are subacute in nature, allowing limited time for emergent surgical repair to prevent sudden death. A high index of suspicion and… CONTINUE READING
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