Acute ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Partial Papillary Muscle Rupture
Priscilla Hoang*, Samuel Unzek and Susan Wilansky
Mayo Clinic Hospital, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Priscilla Hoang
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 20, 2013; Accepted Date: July 18, 2013; Published Date: July 20, 2013
Citation: Hoang P, Unzek S, Wilansky S (2013) Acute ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Partial Papillary Muscle Rupture. Emergency Med 3:146. doi:10.4172/2165-7548.1000146
Copyright: © 2013 Hoang P, 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.
Acute Mitral Regurgitation (MR) after an acute Myocardial Infarction (MI) can be a catastrophic complication of acute MI and requires early recognition and emergent surgical intervention. The classic presentation is that of acute pulmonary edema and cardiogenic shock with recent history of MI. However, we present a case in which a patient presented with acute myocardial infarction and within a few hours, after percutaneous intervention, developed pulmonary edema and shock; reminding readers that this mechanical complication of MI can present at any time and may present with varying severity of symptoms. A high clinical suspicion should be maintained in order to recognize this serious complication and to expedite definitive surgical and life-saving treatment.