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Case Reports in Vascular Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 412341, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/412341
Case Report

Successful Therapy of Ventricular Rupture by Percutaneous Intrapericardial Instillation of Fibrin Glue: A Case Report

University Heart Center Freiburg, Cardiology and Angiology I, 79106 Freiburg, Germany

Received 22 April 2013; Accepted 20 May 2013

Academic Editors: Y.-J. Chen, N. Papanas, and Y.-J. Wu

Copyright © 2013 Florian Willecke et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Rupture of the ventricular myocardium is an often lethal complication after myocardial infarction. Due to the dramatic hemodynamics and the short time frame between ventricular rupture and surgical closure of the defect, additional therapeutic strategies are needed. Here we report the successful therapy of ventricular rupture by percutaneous intrapericardial instillation of fibrin glue in a 72-year-old male patient with postinfarct angina secondary to anterior myocardial infarction.