Myocardial rupture

Myocardial rupture can be traumatic or non-traumatic, i.e. following infarction. Blood leaking from the heart into the pericardium leads to cardiac tamponade. Mortality is high but survival is possible.

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In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - Blunt Trauma Hypotension 12-Lead Anterior ST elevation Inferior ST elevation Lateral ST elevation Pathological Q waves Myocardial rupture Dr Smith's ECG Blog CC BY-NC
A Middle-Aged Man with Blunt Trauma and Hemopericardium 26323

This ECG is from a middle aged man who presented after a single vehicle motor vehicle accident with significant energy. On arrival he was hypotensive.