Early detection and management of left ventricular free wall rupture during acute myocardial infarction

Coyness L. Ennix, Roger R. Ecker, Leigh I G Iverson, J Nilas Young, James E. Harrell, Doris R. Dantes, Ivan A. May

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Left ventricular free wall rupture is generally perceived to be universally fatal.1-3 Although most patients who have rupture with acute pericardial tamponade die rapidly, the process may be slow enough to permit diagnosis and successful management.4-6 We present our experience with 2 patients in whom surgical management of ventricular free wall rupture was accomplished successfully.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-152
Number of pages2
JournalThe American journal of cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes


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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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