Anna Konopka, Malgorzata Stepien-Wojno, Miłosz Marona, Lidia Greszata, Wojciech Dyk, Janina Stepinska
Med Sci Monit 2011; 17(10): CQ9-12
Available online: 2011-10-01
We report the case of a 70-year-old woman with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction of the anterior wall, complicated by ventricular septal rupture (two septal defects – VSDs) with symptoms of cardiogenic shock. After 6 weeks of conservative treatment with inotropes and intra-aortic balloon support, the patient underwent surgical repair of VSDs with good clinical outcome.
Keywords: Shock, Cardiogenic - pathology, Myocardial Infarction - pathology, Echocardiography, Cardiotonic Agents - therapeutic use, Ventricular Septal Rupture - surgery