[Echocardiographic diagnosis of a rare mechanical complication of biventricular infarction. Rupture of the free wall of the right ventricle].

Abstract

The authors report a case of rupture of the free wall of the right ventricle, diagnosed by two dimensional echocardiography. This examination revealed an intrapericardial clot associated with a fissure of the diaphragmatic wall of the right ventricle. This case emphasises the value of two dimensional echocardiography in the acute phase of myocardial infarction for the diagnosis of complications which require urgent surgical treatment.

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@article{Commeau1985EchocardiographicDO, title={[Echocardiographic diagnosis of a rare mechanical complication of biventricular infarction. Rupture of the free wall of the right ventricle].}, author={Philip Commeau and Gilles M . Grollier and G A Pelouze and J H Bertrand and Estelle Lamy and J P Cou{\'e}til and P Courtheoux and P Pangaud and R Fenoy and Jean Claude Potier}, journal={Annales de cardiologie et d'angéiologie}, year={1985}, volume={34 6}, pages={425-9} }