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Title: Multimodality cardiac imaging of a ventricular septal rupture post myocardial infarction: a case report
Authors: Dhaliwal, Surinder
Ducas, Robin
Shuangbo, Liu
Horne, David
Lee, John
Hussain, Farrukh
Kirkpatrick, Iain DC
Jassal, Davinder S
Issue Date: 25-Oct-2012
Citation: BMC Research Notes. 2012 Oct 25;5(1):583
Abstract: Abstract Background Ventricular septal rupture (VSR), a mechanical complication following an acute myocardial infarction (MI), is thought to result from coagulation necrosis due to lack of collateral reperfusion. Although the gold standard test to confirm left-to-right shunting between ventricular cavities remains invasive ventriculography, two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) with color flow Doppler and cardiac MRI (CMR) are reliable tests for the non-invasive diagnosis of VSR. Case presentation A 62-year-old Caucasian female presented with a late case of a VSR post inferior MI diagnosed by multimodality cardiac imaging including TTE, CMR and ventriculography. Conclusion We review the presentation, diagnosis and management of VSR post MI.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1993/12121
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-5-583
Type: Journal Article
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