Left ventricular free wall rupture after myocardial infarction: a case report with rare live diagnostic record
Ruptura de parede livre do ventrículo esquerdo pós-infarto agudo do miocárdio: relato de caso com raro registro diagnóstico em vida

Fernanda Rabelo, Giovanna Silva, Laís Fernandes, Lucas Duarte, Henrique Campos
2021 Journal of Transcatheter Interventions  
Left ventricular free wall rupture is one of the most catastrophic and lethal mechanical complications associated with myocardial infarction. Its diagnosis in a patient still alive is rare, and its only therapeutic option is open surgical treatment. We report the case of an 82-year-old male patient who presented with an acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, within more than 24 hours of onset, in which it was possible to record, in real time, the rupture of the left ventricular free wall by means of ventriculography.
doi:10.31160/jotci202129a20210022 fatcat:mcajo252nfgixhfgmjupums4bu