Repair of Spontaneous Rupture of the Posterior Wall of the Left Ventricle after Mitral Valve Replacement

@inproceedings{Zacharias2003RepairOS,
  title={Repair of Spontaneous Rupture of the Posterior Wall of the Left Ventricle after Mitral Valve Replacement},
  author={Anoar Zacharias},
  year={2003}
}
One of the most serious complications in cardiac surgery is the occurrence of a rupture of the posterior wall of the left ventricle after mitral valve replacement. This is a challenging and often humbling experience to the cardiac surgeon, carrying a significant morbidity and mortality. The original reports of this complication were documented in the late 60s and early 70s. 1-3 Since then, multiple reports of isolated cases or short series have appeared in the literature, describing the events… CONTINUE READING