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A severe complication after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (Part 1)

Małgorzata Stępień-Wojno, Anna Konopka, Miłosz Marona, Lidia Greszata, Wojciech Dyk, Janina Stępińska

Med Sci Monit 2011; 17(9): CQ7-8

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.881917


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.

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