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A 70-year-old man presented with prolonged cardiac chest pain and was awaiting coronary artery bypass surgery following angiography showing extensive multivessel disease. Following further chest pain, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging showed extensive, contained, ventricular rupture, which was managed aggressively with combined bypass surgery and rupture repair.


Journal article


The Journal of invasive cardiology

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University of Oxford, Department of Cardiology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX39DU, United Kingdom.


Humans, Ventricular Septal Rupture, Coronary Stenosis, Myocardial Infarction, Chest Pain, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine, Coronary Angiography, Echocardiography, Treatment Outcome, Combined Modality Therapy, Cardiac Surgical Procedures, Coronary Artery Bypass, Follow-Up Studies, Aged, Male