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Mechanical Complications of Acute Myocardial Infarction

Edited by Joseph G. Murphy and Margaret A. Lloyd

in Mayo Clinic Cardiology

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199915712
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322824 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199915712.003.1356

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Mechanical Complications of Acute Myocardial Infarction

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Mechanical complications of acute myocardial infarction include cardiogenic shock, failed reperfusion, infarct extension and expansion, true and false ventricular aneurysms, left ventricular outflow tract obstructions, myocardial rupture, acute mitral regurgitation, pericardial effusion and pericarditis, postinfarction syndrome, and left ventricular mural thrombus. This chapter reviews all of the aforementioned conditions.

Chapter.  4360 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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