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Brief associated information on MI complications

Supplement to: Anderson JL, Morrow DA. Acute myocardial infarction. N Engl J Med 2017;376:2053-64. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMra1606915

Specifically pages 6-7 regards Mechanical complications

Key points:

AMI with mechanical complications includes free wall (cardiac tamponade) or septal rupture (acute Ventricular Septal Defect [VSD]), papillary muscle dysfunction or disruption (acute mitral regurgitation) and ventricular aneurism.

Mechanical complications require prompt diagnosis and high-risk corrective surgery. Surgical outcomes, while associated significant mortality represent the outcomes that succeed no surgery.