Combination of several rare complications of myocardial infarction in a single patient Academic Article uri icon


  • There are three major mechanical complications of acute myocardial infarction: rupture of the left ven-tricular free wall, rupture of the interventricular septum, and development of mitral regurgitation. Each of these complications is associated with ex-tremely high mortality. Reviewing the scientific lit-erature, we found descriptions of sporadic cases of both of those complications combined. We report an unusual case of simultaneous rupture of free wall and interventricular septum.

publication date

  • January 1, 2012