Successful Surgical Treatment of a Rare Case of Acute Isolated Right Ventricle Wall Rupture Caused by Distal Circumflex Coronary Artery Occlusion

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Erdogan E., Kilic Y., Tuner H., Şahinalp Ş., Ramasamy A.

Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, vol.37, no.1, pp.139-142, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.21470/1678-9741-2020-0530
  • Journal Name: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.139-142
  • Keywords: Myocardial Infarction, Cardiogenic Shock, Echocardiography, Heart Rupture, Vascular Diseases, MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022, Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular. All rights reserved.We describe a rare case of isolated right ventricular inferior free-wall rupture and cardiogenic shock caused by occlusion of the distal left circumflex coronary artery. Our case highlights the central role of transthoracic echocardiography in identifying unexpected conditions that can guide management – in our case involving early surgical intervention, thus leading to favourable patient outcomes.