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Repair of contained ventricular rupture with infected intrapericardial thrombus
  • Zachary DeBoard,
  • John Fishbaugher
Zachary DeBoard
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett Colby Campus
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John Fishbaugher
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett Colby Campus
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Abstract

Ischemia-mediated ventricular rupture is a rarely encountered process in the era of early percutaneous revascularization. Contained rupture, or pseudoaneurysm often occurs as a result of pericardial adhesions. Even more uncommon is the presence of associated infection involving the rupture. We present the case of a patient with an infected intrapericardial thrombus in the setting of a left ventricular free wall rupture who underwent successful repair.