Mortal Portal: Left Ventricular Free Wall Rupture

Published:February 03, 2018DOI:
      A 70-year-old man was doomed by an unforeseeable complication. He presented to the hospital after 2 hours of acute chest pain that radiated to his left arm, palpitations, and perspiration. He had no fever, his blood pressure was 116/80 mm Hg, his heart rate was 98 beats per minute, and his respiratory rate was 18 breaths per minute.


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