myocardial infarction/complications; ventricular septal rupture; echocardiography; ventricular septal rupture/therapy; cardiovascular diseases; heart rupture, post-infarction
Ventricular septal rupture (VSR) is a rare complication after acute myocardial infarction (MI). The case presents an apical four chamber echocardiogram showing mid-septal discontinuity with lateral to medial movement of the transected ventricular septum during systole and diastole. Color Doppler demonstrates flow across the septum with extensive anatomic destruction of the ventricular septum.
Dewaswala, Nakeya and Chait, Robert Dean
"A Complication of Acute Myocardial Infarction,"
HCA Healthcare Journal of Medicine: Vol. 1:
3, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.hcahealthcare.com/hcahealthcarejournal/vol1/iss3/6
Video 1. Apical four chamber view
Vid.2 Doppler.mp4 (30789 kB)
Video 2. Color Doppler echocardiogram