• A coronary angiogram revealed a significantly calcified stenotic lesion on the mid left anterior descending artery ( Figure 4A ), but there was no critical stenosis on the right coronary system that could explain the infarct-related rupture of the posteromedial papillary muscle ( Figure 4B ). (ahajournals.org)
  • Simmonds' test (also called the Thompson test or Simmonds-Thompson test) is used in lower limb examination to test for the rupture of the Achilles tendon. (wikipedia.org)
  • If the test is positive, there is no movement of the foot (normally plantarflexion) on squeezing the corresponding calf, signifying likely rupture of the Achilles tendon. (wikipedia.org)
  • Recent research has indicated that while the Simmonds' test is an accurate detector of achilles rupture, it is unable to distinguish between partial tear (tear of the gastrocnemius or soleal portion only) and a complete tear of both portions. (wikipedia.org)
  • We would therefore advocate awaiting the spontaneous onset of labor after spontaneous rupture of membranes without contractions at or near term in healthy primigravid women for up to 24 hours because it seems to confer significant advantages without producing any additional hazard. (gla.ac.uk)
  • Size of emptied plaque cavity following spontaneous rupture is related to coronary dimensions, not to the degree of lumen narrowing. (bmj.com)
  • CONCLUSIONS The size of the emptied cavity inside ruptured plaques is on average larger in lesions with adaptive vascular remodelling, and shows a linear relation with lesion plaque and vessel size and with the reference dimensions, but not with the degree of lumen narrowing. (bmj.com)
  • Much information about fissuring and disruption of atherosclerotic coronary plaques, the trigger of acute coronary syndromes, has been obtained from necrospy data, 1-8 and it has been shown that plaque rupture results in thrombus formation and often in emptying of the atheromatous core. (bmj.com)
  • 14-19 Along with its use in assessing vascular remodelling, 20-27 intravascular ultrasound can also be employed to confirm the presence of plaque rupture in vivo and to measure the size of the emptied plaque cavity (fig 1 ). (bmj.com)
  • 27 33 In this study we analysed ruptured plaques using intravascular ultrasound in order to evaluate whether the remodelling pattern, plaque or vessel size, or other ultrasonic lesion characteristics might be related to the size of the cavity inside the ruptured plaque. (bmj.com)
  • Here, we describe the case of gallbladder rupture in a patient with cholelithiasis who has been on anticoagulation therapy for two years. (springer.com)
  • Two-dimensional and 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography clearly visualized the ruptured head of the posteromedial papillary muscle, the freely mobile stump within the left ventricle, and severe eccentric mitral regurgitation ( Figure 3A - 3C and Movies IV-VI in the online-only Data Supplement). (ahajournals.org)