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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-44

Ventricular septal rupture, right ventricular free wall rupture, hemopericardium, cardiac tamponade, cardiogenic shock, and death in a patient with acute ST elevation myocardial infarction during transthoracic echocardiography


1 Department of Cardiology, Rustaq Hospital, Sultanate of Oman, Rustaq, Oman
2 Department of Medicine, Oman Medical College, Sultanate of Oman, Sohar, Oman
3 Department of Medicine, Rustaq Hospital, Sultanate of Oman, Rustaq, Oman

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Surrinder Kumar Bakshi
Oman Medical College, Sohar
Oman
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/heartindia.heartindia_23_16

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The incidence of mechanical complications related to myocardial infarction has decreased due to various factors over the last few decades. Patients admitted for acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) may respond well to thrombolytic therapy before being taken up for coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention depending on the facilities available at the specific center. Unfortunately, some patients develop complications of myocardial infarction during hospital stay or postdischarge. We present a patient admitted with acute STEMI responding well to thrombolytic therapy. During transthoracic echocardiography of the patient in Intensive Care Unit, the patient developed ventricular septal rupture, right ventricular free wall rupture, hemopericardium, cardiac tamponade, and cardiogenic shock and expired.


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