Cardiac rupture following intracoronary streptokinase

Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1983;9(3):291-6. doi: 10.1002/ccd.1810090308.


Thrombolytic dissolution of coronary artery thrombus has added new dimensions to early myocardial infarction treatment. Reperfusion via streptokinase infusion has been shown to be beneficial; however, adverse effects are being noted. We present the case of a patient so treated who subsequently developed left ventricular free wall rupture.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Coronary Disease / complications
  • Coronary Disease / drug therapy
  • Heart Rupture / chemically induced*
  • Humans
  • Infusions, Intra-Arterial
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Infarction / drug therapy*
  • Myocardial Infarction / etiology
  • Streptokinase / administration & dosage
  • Streptokinase / adverse effects*


  • Streptokinase