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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-In-Chief: Cafer Zorkun, M.D., Ph.D. [2]


Risk factors for rupture after an acute myocardial infarction include female gender, advanced age of the individual, and a low body mass index. Other presenting signs associated with myocardial rupture include a pericardial friction rub, sluggish flow in the coronary artery after it is opened, the left anterior descending artery being the cause of the acute MI,[1] and delay of revascularization greater than 2 hours.


  1. Sugiura T, Nagahama Y, Nakamura S, Kudo Y, Yamasaki F, Iwasaka T. (2003). "Left ventricular free wall rupture after reperfusion therapy for acute myocardial infarction". Am J Cardiol. 92 (3): 282–4. PMID 12888132.

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