Fatal cardiac tamponade following left ventricular free wall rupture post myocardial infarction

Shweta Menon, Shankar M. Bakkannavar, Vinod C. Nayak, Deepak M. Nayak, Vikram Palimar

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The cardiac diseases are the most common causes of sudden death. Time and time again people have fallen prey to undiagnosed cardiac diseases. Even though Health authorities encourage regular cardiac check-ups after a certain age, this is often overlooked by people and not taken care of. Myocardial infarction (MI) due to coronary artery occlusion is the most important form of ischemic heart diseases and its risk is ever increasing in Indian Population. Hemopericardium due to rupture of heart is one of the major complications of acute MI. We report a case of sudden cardiac death with undiagnosed coronary artery disease leading to MI. The deceased suffered rupture of heart and died due to cardiac tamponade.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-164
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Punjab Academy of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2019


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Toxicology

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