Unusual form of cardiac rupture: Sealed subacute left ventricular free wall rupture, evolving to intramyocardial dissecting hematoma and to pseudoaneurysm formation - A case report and review of the literature

David Harpaz*, Michael Kriwisky, Amram J. Cohen, Benjamin Medalion, Yoseph Rozenman

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Abstract

This report describes an unusual course of rupture of the left ventricular free wall, complicating acute myocardial infarction. Spontaneous sealing of the rupture site enabled close echocardiographic follow-up, during which we monitored the development of intramyocardial dissecting hematoma and, finally, development of a full tear in the left ventricular free wall, leading to the formation of a pseudoaneurysm. The pathophysiology, management, and diagnostic criteria of these processes are being revised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-227
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2001

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