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Identification of Patients at Risk for Cardiac Rupture After Myocardial Infarction

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Description:

Rupture of the left ventricular free wall occurs in a significant percentage of patients who die after acute transmural myocardial infarction and it is the third most common cause of death after cardiogenic shock and cardiac arrhythmias. If unrecognized, it usually results in the patient’s sudden death.

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