[Complications of myocardial infarction]

J Radiol. 2004 Oct;85(10 Pt 1):1687-93. doi: 10.1016/s0221-0363(04)97732-3.
[Article in French]


Most acute complications of myocardial infarction do not need emergency imaging, since they often result in death prior to hospital admission: ventricular fibrillation and tachycardia, papillary muscle or septal rupture, fissuration and tamponade. Imaging can play a role at distance of the acute phase (papillary muscle dysfunction, false aneurysm, development of a mural thrombus associated to left ventricular apical dyskinesis, with potential embolic complications).

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Heart Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Heart Diseases / etiology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Myocardial Infarction / complications*
  • Time Factors
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed