Intra-pericardial thrombin injection for post-infarction left ventricular free wall rupture.

European heart journal. Acute cardiovascular care

PubMedID: 24062924

Lee JK, Tsui KL, Chan KK, Li SK. Intra-pericardial thrombin injection for post-infarction left ventricular free wall rupture. Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care. 2012;1(4):337-40.
Left ventricular free wall rupture (LVFWR) is a fatal complication of acute myocardial infarction. Different modalities of treatment were previously described, including surgical intervention and medical treatment. We report a case treated with intra-pericardial thrombin injection that gave a favourable outcome for a patient who presented with LVFWR and cardiac tamponade, following acute myocardial infarction.