A Rare Case of Fatal Left Ventricular Free Wall Rupture: Case Report and Short ReviewMahmoud Abdelnaby1*, Abdallah Almaghraby2, Yehia Saleh2, Muhammad Abdul Haleem3, Ashraf ElAmin2 and Basma Hammad4
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mahmoud Abdelnaby
Cardiology and Angiology Unit
Department of Clinical and Experimental Internal Medicine
Medical Research Institute, University of Alexandria, Egypt
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Received Date: July 05, 2017; Accepted Date: July 31, 2017; Published Date: August 07, 2017
Citation: Abdelnaby M, Almaghraby A, Saleh Y, Haleem MA, El Amin A, et al. (2017) A Rare Case of Fatal Left Ventricular Free Wall Rupture: Case Report and Short Review. J Cardiovasc Dis Diagn 5:290. doi: 10.4172/2329-9517.1000290
Copyright: © 2017 Abdelnaby M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Left ventricular free wall rupture (LVFWR) is a rare, yet lethal, complication of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), occurring in approximately 2% of cases. In the era of percutaneous coronary intervention, however, it is less frequently encountered.
We were confronted with a case of AMI complicated with LVFWR after receiving thrombolytic therapy. The diagnosis was established using transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). Unfortunately, the patient passed away before surgical intervention. This case demonstrates the importance of prompt diagnosis and management of such a lethal complication.