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Since the postinfarction myocardial rupture of the posterobasal portion of the heart may be temporarily contained by pseudoaneurysm, it may represent a critical phase in the evolution of the catastrophic event, namely cardiac rupture.
We discuss whether certain clinical events may precede free wall myocardial rupture and allow its prediction, and review strategies for diagnosis, resuscitation, and definitive intervention.
We draw attention to the importance of patient selection and screening before stress testing and emphasize a greater understanding of the clinical events that may precede free wall myocardial rupture.