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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 213-216

Right Ventricular Free Wall Rupture: A Catastrophic Sequela of Myocardial Ischemia

Shri Ram Heart Center, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Bharat Rathi
E-1, 160, Phase 3, Roop Rajat Township, Pal Road, Jodhpur - 342 001, Rajasthan
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DOI: 10.4103/jiae.jiae_53_19

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The case describes a rare mechanical complication of myocardial infarction in the form of right ventricular free wall rupture leading to cardiogenic shock and death. The patient had no cardiac high-risk factors and had short-lasting symptoms of the chest pain but presented in the emergency department in a semi-conscious state. The condition was diagnosed on transthoracic echocardiography and during the course of investigation, the patient instantaneously deteriorated and succumbed to the condition.

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