Complications of acute myocardial infarction

Zeev Vlodaver, Robert F. Wilson

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This chapter describes and illustrates complications of acute myocardial infarction, including mechanical, arrhythmic, and embolic disturbances. Circulatory failure from severe left ventricular dysfunction or other mechanical complications of acute myocardial infarction accounts for most fatalities. Mechanical complications include left ventricular failure with cardiogenic shock, cardiac free wall rupture, ventricular septal rupture, papillary muscle rupture, and right ventricular failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCoronary Heart Disease
Subtitle of host publicationClinical, Pathological, Imaging, and Molecular Profiles
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781461414759
ISBN (Print)1461414741, 9781461414742
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012


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