A case of successful survival from ventricular free wall micro-rupture without surgery


We report a case of successful survival from ventricular free wall rupture without surgery, which was not overt rupture but micro-rupture. The patient was diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Myocardial blood leakage could be detected on transthoracic echocardiography with intravenous infusion of contrast dye 3 days after PCI. This examination revealed that there was not overt perforation but diffuse fissure. Because of his critical condition, he was treated conservatively without surgery. Nevertheless, he survived eventually.

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Seo, J. , Jeon, K. , Park, J. , Kim, S. , Zo, J. , Kim, M. and Chung, W. (2013) A case of successful survival from ventricular free wall micro-rupture without surgery. World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases, 3, 206-209. doi: 10.4236/wjcd.2013.32029.

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