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A Post–Myocardial Infarction Complication 

A Post–Myocardial Infarction Complication
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A Post–Myocardial Infarction Complication
Author(s):

Mazen O. Al-Qadi

and Eric L. Bloomfield

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190464813.003.0011
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date: 17 October 2019

Coronary artery disease is a leading cause of death worldwide. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) can be complicated by arrhythmias, cardiogenic shock, thromboembolism, and inflammatory pericarditis. In addition, several mechanical complications can develop, such as ruptured papillary muscles with acute mitral regurgitation, ventricular septal defect, and free wall rupture. The introduction of percutaneous coronary intervention after AMI has reduced the incidence and shifted the timing of these complications.

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