Managing and repairing ventricular free-wall rupture: the triple-patch technique

R. Lorusso*, D. Ronco, G. Massimi, M. Di Mauro, F. Jiritano, M. Matteucci

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A sixty-five-year-old male patient was admitted to a peripheral hospital with chest pain of several hours’ duration. This followed a previous episode, which occurred three days earlier. At admittance, the patient was in hemodynamic compromise, blood pressure of 90/55 mmHg, cold extremities and sweating. The ECG showed signs of infero-posterolateral acute myocardial infarction (AMI), confirmed by high blood troponin levels. The echocardiography showed pericardial effusion, with blood and clots in the pericardium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-348
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Issue number3
Early online date17 Feb 2022
Publication statusPublished - May 2022

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