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      Isolated Right Ventricular Infarction: a Diagnostic Challenge

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      Cardiology

      S. Karger AG

      Right ventricular rupture, Right ventricular infarction

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          Right ventricular involvement during myocardial infarction of the diaphragmatic and posterior wall of the left ventricle is not an infrequent complication, but isolated right ventricular infarction is rare. We report a case of rupture of the anterior wall of right ventricle and tamponade due to infarction at this site. The lack of characteristic clinical and electrocardiographic findings made the isolated right ventricular infarction a diagnostic challenge.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1984
          1984
          11 November 2008
          : 71
          : 5
          : 273-276
          Affiliations
          Department of Cardiology and Internal Medicine ‘B’, Central Emek Hospital, Afula, Israel
          Article
          173675 Cardiology 1984;71:273–276
          10.1159/000173675
          6488226
          © 1984 S. Karger AG, Basel

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