cardiac rupture


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cardiac rupture

A tearing of the heart muscle that may occur after severe chest trauma (or in about 2% of patients who have suffered a myocardial infarction). It typically results in sudden cardiac death or tamponade. Synonym: myocardial rupture
See also: rupture
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Lack of phospholipase A2 receptor increases susceptibility to cardiac rupture after myocardial infarction.
A retrospective 5-year review of cardiac trauma cases reported an 81% mortality rate in patients with cardiac rupture [3].
Yip HK, Wu CJ, Chang HW, Wang CP, Cheng Cl, Chua S, Chen MC (2003) Cardiac rupture complicating acute myocardial infarction in the direct percutaneous coronary intervention reperfusion era.
This may have induced further elevation of PH and acute myocardial infarction, causing cardiac rupture and hemopericardium.
Transmural MI involving the posterobasal portion of the heart may lead to a structural failure, resulting in complex cardiac rupture, and in a few cases it may be associated with pseudoaneurysm formation.
Reported weight-lifting injuries in children range from fractures, spondylolysis, meniscal tears, and herniated disks to dislocations and cardiac rupture.
C-reactive protein as a predictor of cardiac rupture after acute myocardial infarction.