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MG Caleb, KH Mak
Correspondence: M G Caleb, firstname.lastname@example.org
Free wall rupture of the left ventricle remains a lethal complication of acute myocardial infarction. Nevertheless, where it presents subacutely with tamponade, salvage with a good outcome is still possible with timely pericardiocentesis preceding definitive repair using a sutureless technique.
Keywords: Free wall rupture, subacute, tamponade, pericardiocentesis, sutureless
Singapore Med J 2002; 43(12): 640-642