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      Transesophageal Echocardiography as an Important Tool in the Diagnosis of Postinfarction Papillary Muscle Rupture

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          Papillary muscle complicating acute myocardial infarction is an uncommon but potentially catastrophic event. We present 3 such cases to illustrate the difficulties in early identification of rupture. In each case, transesophageal echocardiography was employed providing rapid and unequivocal identification of the disorder. Prompt surgical intervention led to survival in 2 patients.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1995
          1995
          19 November 2008
          : 86
          : 5
          : 417-420
          Affiliations
          Division of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Albany Medical College, Albany, N.Y., USA
          Article
          176913 Cardiology 1995;86:417–420
          10.1159/000176913
          7585746
          © 1995 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 4
          Categories
          Coronary Care

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