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.


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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