Myocardial infarction complicated by ventricular septal rupture in a patient with polycythemia vera and minimal coronary ectasia

Jonathan B. Choy, Jeffrey R. Burton, Patricia A. Penkoske, Dylan A. Taylor

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Abstract

Although it is known that patients with polycythemia vera (PV) are at increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI) secondary to thrombosis, ventricular septal rupture in this setting has never been reported. Ventricular septal rupture complicating a small anteroseptal MI is reported in a patient with PV and with only minimal ectasia of the left anterior descending coronary artery. Despite small infarct size these patients may be predisposed to myocardial hemorrhage, increasing the likelihood of myocardial rupture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1161-1164
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Journal of Cardiology
Volume14
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Polycythemia vera
  • Ventricular septal defect

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