Postinfarction rupture of left ventricular free wall repaired with a glued-on pericardial patch. Case report

Scand J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1993;27(2):105-7. doi: 10.3109/14017439309098699.


In a 68-year-old man admitted in deep shock, prompt echocardiographic diagnosis of postinfarction left ventricular free wall rupture was followed by probably life-saving pericardiocentesis. At emergency surgery a 2 cm linear tear in the anterolateral wall of the left ventricle was successfully repaired with a glued-on pericardial patch, without infarctectomy or placement of sutures in the infarcted area.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Fibrin Tissue Adhesive*
  • Heart Rupture, Post-Infarction / surgery*
  • Heart Ventricles
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pericardium / transplantation*


  • Fibrin Tissue Adhesive