LEO WEISS, M.D.; THOMAS G. PRICE, M.D.
About 5% of the cases of fatal recent myocardial infarction terminate in rupture of the heart wall. Ventricular aneurysm following myocardial infarction develops in about 10% of cases. However, ruptured cardiac aneurysms are relatively uncommon. When rupture of a cardiac aneurysm does occur, it is usually into the pericardial cavity, although Betsch1 reported a hemorrhage which "broke" from the pericardial cavity into the left pleural cavity, and, while this report was being prepared, a case of rupture of an infected cardiac aneurysm into the pleural cavity without pericardial cavity hemorrhage was utilized as a clinicopathologic exercise at the 1955 meeting
WEISS L, PRICE TG. SPONTANEOUS RUPTURE OF MYOCARDIAL ANEURYSM INTO THE LUNG WITHOUT HEMOPERICARDIUM: REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1956;44:754–764. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-4-754
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(4):754-764.
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