Table 2

Cause of death

Cause of deathNumber
MR, mitral regurgitation.
Cardiorrhexis was defined as sudden death with electromechanical dissociation.
Total cardiovascular mortality18 (21.7%)
In-hospital mortality9 (10.8%)
    Congestive heart failure7
        Acute, fulminating pulmonary oedema within 24 hours of admission (severe MR)2
        Acute, fulminating pulmonary oedema > 24 hours after admission (severe MR)1
        Hypotension and cardiogenic shock2
Mortality after discharge9 (10.8%)
    Congestive heart failure4
    Sudden death2
    Aortic aneurysm rupture1