Myocardial Infarction Mechanical Complications
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Myocardial Infarction Mechanical Complications

Early Complications (Hours – Days):

 • Cardiogenic Shock

 • Myocardial Free Wall Rupture (Pseudoaneurysm: LV defect contained by only pericardium/scar, more prone to rupture than aneurysm)

 • Interventricular Septal Rupture -> VSD

 • Papillary Muscle Rupture -> acute MR

Late Complications (Weeks-Months):

 • LV Aneurysm (can be acute or chronic)

 • LV Thrombus

 • Pericarditis



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