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Delayed left ventricular free wall rupture complicating coronary artery bypass surgery. A case report.
KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH).
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1985 (English)In: Scandinavian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, ISSN 0036-5580, Vol. 19, no 3, 273-7 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Rupture of the left ventricular free wall is a not uncommon life-threatening complication of acute myocardial infarction and after prosthetic mitral valve replacement. To our knowledge, no case of left ventricular rupture after coronary artery bypass surgery has been reported. A case is now described in which coronary artery bypass grafting was complicated by delayed rupture, which was successfully repaired. Different etiologic factors are discussed, but the cause considered most likely was trauma from elevation of and traction on the heart in exposure of its posterior aspect.

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1985. Vol. 19, no 3, 273-7 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-78405PubMedID: 3878587OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-78405DiVA: diva2:492445
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NR 20140805Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2012-02-08Bibliographically approved

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