Real-time 3-Dimensional Echocardiography Demonstrates Size and Extent of Acute Left Ventricular Free Wall Rupture Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Echocardiography, Three-Dimensional
  • Heart Rupture, Post-Infarction

abstract

  • We describe a patient with acute left ventricular wall rupture and pseudoaneurysm formation after myocardial infarction. We review the accuracy of 2-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography for detection of ventricular pseudoaneurysm and describe the use of real-time handheld 3-dimensional color Doppler echocardiography for the assessment of left ventricular rupture location, orifice geometry, and complex intracardiac flow before surgical correction.

publication date

  • May 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.echo.2006.11.009

PubMed ID

  • 17484998

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 538.e1

end page

  • 3

volume

  • 20

number

  • 5