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See detailInterventricular septal rupture caused by vehicular trauma
ROBINET, Sébastien ULg; MORIMONT, Philippe ULg; LAMBERMONT, Bernard ULg et al

in Heart & Lung (2012), 41(2), 200-202

We report the case of a patient admitted at the emergency unit after a severe car accident. As ECG showed a ST segment elevation in all leads, the working diagnosis was coronary dissection. Coronary ... [more ▼]

We report the case of a patient admitted at the emergency unit after a severe car accident. As ECG showed a ST segment elevation in all leads, the working diagnosis was coronary dissection. Coronary angiography revealed a large interventricular septal rupture, confirmed by echocardiography. After discussion and as haemodynamics permitted, 6 weeks of medical observation were decided. A surgical repair was then performed, and provided a perfect repair of the shunt. We discuss about the prevalence and management of this rare traumatic complication. [less ▲]

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