We report a case of successful survival from ventricular free wall rupture without surgery, which was not overt rupture but
micro-rupture. The patient was diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
and underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Myocardial
blood leakage could be detected on transthoracic echocardiography with intravenous
infusion of contrast dye 3 days after PCI. This examination revealed that there
was not overt perforation but diffuse fissure. Because of his critical condition,
he was treated conservatively without surgery. Nevertheless, he survived
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