What are the complications that might occur?

Complications that might occur are:

  1. Cardiogenic shock.
    Patient perspires, is very pale, cold extremities, agitated state, dyspnea (SOB), systolic arterial hypertension (under 80 mmHg). Death occurs in 60%.
  2. Progressive cardiogenic shock.
    Arterial pressure lowers gradually. Progressive decline of vital signs.
  3. Septal rupture which causes cardiac insufficiency
  4. Rhythm disruptions; bradycardia, sinoatrial block, atrioventricular block, intraventricular block, tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation which is a major cause of death.
  5. Pericarditis, thromboembolism, left ventricle aneurysm.

Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 24 Jan 2018
Medical Author: Dr. med. Diana Hysi