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Vol 14, No 4 (2007)
Case Reports
Published online: 2007-06-11
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Successful early percutaneous closure of acute ventricular septal rupture complicating acute myocardial infarction with Amplatzer ventricular septal occluder

Piotr Waciński, Luc Bilodeau, Reda Ibrahim
Cardiol J 2007;14(4):411-414.

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Vol 14, No 4 (2007)
Case Reports
Published online: 2007-06-11

Abstract

Acute ventricular septal rupture - ventricular septal defect (VSD) following acute myocardial infarction remains a critical condition. We present an 80 year-old patient with an acute VSD following an acute inferior myocardial infarction. Percutaneous VSD closure with an Amplatzer ventricular septal occluder (AVSO) was performed successfully, two days after initial admission. In-hospital follow-up was uneventful.
We speculate that percutaneous VSD closure with an AVSO can be an alternative to surgical correction for these patients. Despite the impressive result, this innovative approach needs further investigation and refinements before it can be recommended as the treatment of choice for acute ischemic VSD. (Cardiol J 2007; 14: 411-414)

Abstract

Acute ventricular septal rupture - ventricular septal defect (VSD) following acute myocardial infarction remains a critical condition. We present an 80 year-old patient with an acute VSD following an acute inferior myocardial infarction. Percutaneous VSD closure with an Amplatzer ventricular septal occluder (AVSO) was performed successfully, two days after initial admission. In-hospital follow-up was uneventful.
We speculate that percutaneous VSD closure with an AVSO can be an alternative to surgical correction for these patients. Despite the impressive result, this innovative approach needs further investigation and refinements before it can be recommended as the treatment of choice for acute ischemic VSD. (Cardiol J 2007; 14: 411-414)
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Keywords

myocardial infarction; acute ventricular septal defect; Amplatzer ventricular septal occluder

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Title

Successful early percutaneous closure of acute ventricular septal rupture complicating acute myocardial infarction with Amplatzer ventricular septal occluder

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 14, No 4 (2007)

Pages

411-414

Published online

2007-06-11

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2007;14(4):411-414.

Keywords

myocardial infarction
acute ventricular septal defect
Amplatzer ventricular septal occluder

Authors

Piotr Waciński
Luc Bilodeau
Reda Ibrahim

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