Volume 36, Issue 4 (July 1991)

    Cardiac Rupture Due to Severe Fatty Infiltration in the Right Ventricular Wall

    (Received 21 March 1990; accepted 25 September 1990)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    An extremely rare case of sudden death caused by cardiac rupture due to severe fatty infiltration in the right ventricular myocardium is presented. The patient, a 74-year-old woman, had no history of chest trauma, hypertension, or pulmonary disease. The autopsy showed a small tear in the right ventricle and cardiac tamponade, but no coronary artery lesion. In the right ventricular myocardium, muscle fibers were definitely atrophic or absent, with massive fatty replacement. Fatty infiltration of the myocardium, if severe, can be a cause of serious cardiac dysfunction or, occasionally, sudden death.


    Author Information:

    Kusano, I
    Instructor, Mie University School, Mie,

    Haba, K
    Professor, Mie University School of Medicine, Mie,

    Morimoto, R
    Chief, Orthopedic Surgery, Mie Prefectural General Shiohama Hospital, Mie,

    Yatani, R
    Associate professor and professor, Mie University School of Medicine, Mie,

    Shiraishi, T
    Associate professor and professor, Mie University School of Medicine, Mie,


    Stock #: JFS13144J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13144J

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    Title Cardiac Rupture Due to Severe Fatty Infiltration in the Right Ventricular Wall
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    Committee E30