Pseudosepsis after myocardial infarction. Unusual presentation of anterior wall rupture and left ventricular pseudoaneurysm

James W. McCriskin, Clinton E. Baisden, Leo J. Spaccevento, Warren M. Breisblatt

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Abstract

Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm complicating myocardial infarction is extremely rare. A case of left ventricular anterolateral pseudoaneurysm with its initial presentation mimicking septic shock is reported. The need for urgent resection is stressed due to the high incidence of spontaneous rupture and death regardless of the age or the size of the pseudoaneurysm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)577-580
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Medicine
Volume83
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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