Transcatheter closure of left ventricular free wall rupture with Amplatzer atrial septal defect occluder

Left ventricular free wall rupture is a dramatic complication of acute myocardial infarction and is presumably responsible for as much as 20–30 % of all infarct-related deaths [1]. Surgical management is essential [2]. Needle pericardiocentesis is the conventional treatment of cardiac perforation [3]. A 79-year-old man in evolving cardiogenic shock (BP 70… (More)