[Successful surgical correction for an incomplete endocardial cushion defect in an elderly patient].

@article{Asano1998SuccessfulSC,
  title={[Successful surgical correction for an incomplete endocardial cushion defect in an elderly patient].},
  author={S. Asano and Hiroomi Murayama and Yasushi Okada and Tatsuo Sezaki and Yasutsugu Nakagawa and Katsuhiko Tatsuno},
  journal={The Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyobu Geka Gakkai zasshi},
  year={1998},
  volume={46 11},
  pages={1172-6}
}
A 72-year-old female who presented with symptoms of severe congestive heart failure, was subsequently diagnosed as having an incomplete endocardial cushion defect. A severe left-to-right shunt and mitral and tricuspid valve regurgitation were noted. Closure of the ostium primum defect, mitral valve replacement, and tricuspid valve annuloplasty were performed simultaneously. The postoperative course was uneventful. A review of literature revealed that this is the oldest such surgical patient… CONTINUE READING