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December 19, 1977

Myocardial Rupture: Major Left Ventricular Infarct Rupture Treated by Infarctectomy

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Surgery (Drs Anagnostopoulos, Beutler, Leveit, Lawrence, and Replogle) and Anesthesiology (Dr Lin), The Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago.

JAMA. 1977;238(25):2715-2716. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03280260045015

A myocardial rupture that occurred during anesthesia induction for infarctectomy was successfully repaired, and the patient is well and free of symptoms 10 1/2 months later.

(JAMA 238:2715-2716, 1977)