Expansion of Transmural Myocardial Infarction A Pathophysiologic Factor in Cardiac Rupture

@article{Schuster1979ExpansionOT,
  title={Expansion of Transmural Myocardial Infarction A Pathophysiologic Factor in Cardiac Rupture},
  author={Edgar Howard Schuster and Bernadine H. Bulkley},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1979},
  volume={60},
  pages={1532–1538}
}
SUMMARYThe 10–20% incidence of cardiac rupture in acute fatal myocardial infarction has not changed in the past century, and little is known about its pathophysiology. To determine whether expansion acute dilatation and thinning of the area of infarction not explained by resorption of necrotic tissue – may be a variable predictive for rupture, we studied 110 consecutive autopsied patients who died of acute myocardial infarction. The presence and severity of expansion was determined… 

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