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eISSN: 1643-3750

A severe complication after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (Part 2)

Anna Konopka, Malgorzata Stepien-Wojno, Miłosz Marona, Lidia Greszata, Wojciech Dyk, Janina Stepinska

Med Sci Monit 2011; 17(10): CQ9-12

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.881963

Published: 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, Humans, Female, Echocardiography, Cardiotonic Agents - therapeutic use, Aged, Treatment Outcome, Ventricular Septal Rupture - surgery



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