Papillary Muscle Rupture Following Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: A Case Report

Khalil Murad, Emil Missov

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Abstract

Papillary muscle rupture is a serious mechanical complication of acute myocardial infarction typically seen within 5–7 days following transmural ST-elevation myocardial infarction. The incidence of papillary muscle rupture has markedly decreased in the modern era due to improved diagnosis and early coronary revascularization of ST-elevation myocardial infarction. As a result, papillary muscle rupture is increasingly seen following non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction where both diagnosis and revascularization can be delayed. In this report, we describe two cases of papillary muscle rupture following delayed presentation of non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction and delayed recognition of papillary muscle rupture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)923-925
Number of pages3
JournalEchocardiography
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

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Keywords

  • mitral regurgitation
  • myocardial infarction
  • papillary muscle rupture

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