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.
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