[Left ventricular perforation after insertion of a mitral prosthesis. 6 cases].

@article{Bltry1975LeftVP,
  title={[Left ventricular perforation after insertion of a mitral prosthesis. 6 cases].},
  author={Olivier Bl{\'e}try and M M Perrault and Jean Langlois and Ren{\'e} Gourgon and Robert Slama and Y Bouvrain},
  journal={La Nouvelle presse medicale},
  year={1975},
  volume={4 33},
  pages={2371-5}
}
The external ruptures of the left ventricule occuring in the first twelve postoperative hours and demonstrated by a disastrous haemorrhage or cardiac failure, the other traumatics accidents could be delayed and be observed during the first month, or even later. Essentially two mechanisms are implicated: -- Direct traumatism by a ball valve on the… CONTINUE READING