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.

Course Details

In this course, 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

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again if a question is answered incorrectly.

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Estimated time to Complete: 45 minutes
Credit/contact hours: .75
Expiration date: July 10, 2021
Publication date: July 11, 2018

User Rating: 4.5/5 (2) Rating Details

Course Author

Michael Ragosta III, MD

Professor of Medicine/Cardiology

Dr. Michael Ragosta is an attending cardiologist at the University of Virginia Health System with a sub-specialty in interventional cardiology. 
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DISCLOSURE: This individual reports no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.