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- Received April 8, 1985
- Revision received June 11, 1985
- Accepted June 20, 1985
- Published online November 1, 1985.
- Karen Hamilton, MD,
- Kenneth Ellenbogen, MD,
- James E. Lowe, MD, FACC and
- Joseph Kisslo, MD, FACCa
- ↵aAddress for reprints: Joseph Kisslo, MD, Box 3818, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710.
Two patients with recent inferior myocardial infarction were found by two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography to have both an inferior wall pseudoaneurysm and a contiguous rupture of the posterior ventricular septum. The pseudoaneurysm was not suspected clinically in either patient. In one patient, a complex or dissecting septal rupture was visualized in detail. To our knowledge, the combined defect has not previously been diagnosed during life by noninvasive methods.
This study was supported in part by Grants HL-12715, CA-37586 and HL-07063 from the United States Public Health Service, Bethesda, Maryland.
- Received April 8, 1985.
- Revision received June 11, 1985.
- Accepted June 20, 1985.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation