Postinfarction ventricular free wall rupture: strategies for diagnosis and treatment.

  title={Postinfarction ventricular free wall rupture: strategies for diagnosis and treatment.},
  author={Fraser W. H. Sutherland and F J Guell and Vivek L Pathi and Shivaprakasha Krishna Naik},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={61 4},
Ventricular free wall rupture is a recognized complication of myocardial infarction. In recent years, the widespread availability of echocardiography has enabled prompt antemortem diagnosis. Consequently, an avenue for lifesaving surgical intervention has emerged for this hitherto fatal condition. We review the pathology and discuss strategies for diagnosis, resuscitation, and definitive surgical intervention. We illustrate this review using our experience with a patient whose condition was… CONTINUE READING

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