Mechanical Complications of MI: Papillary Muscle Rupture, Free Wall Rupture, Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm
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Credit/contact hours: .75
Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes
Publication Date: July 11, 2018
Expiration date: July 10, 2021
Myocardial infarction may lead to profound weakening of the involved wall and disruption of the infarcted segment. Depending on the location of the rupture, a variety of mechanical complications can result.
You Will Learn
- To describe the typical time course and clinical presentations of acute mitral regurgitation due to papillary muscle rupture
- To define an appropriate diagnostic approach to the patient with a suspect acute mitral regurgitation complicating acute MI
- To describe the potential therapeutic strategies and time course for acute mitral regurgitation
- To list the potential consequences and complications of myocardial free wall rupture and ventricular pseudoaneurysm