Surgical repair of post-infarction ventricular septal defect: 19 years of experience.

@article{Mantovani2006SurgicalRO,
  title={Surgical repair of post-infarction ventricular septal defect: 19 years of experience.},
  author={Vittorio Mantovani and Giovanni Mariscalco and Cristian Leva and Claudio Blanzola and Andrea Sala},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={108 2},
  pages={202-6}
}
OBJECTIVES To review our experience of surgical repair of post-infarction ventricular septal defect (VSD). METHODS In the period 1983-2002, 50 patients underwent repair of VSD. Mean age was 66 years, male sex 52%. Infarct location was anterior in 60% and posterior in 40% of cases. Median interval between rupture and surgery was 2 days. Preoperative intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation was employed in 56%; a coronary angiogram was performed in 98% of cases. A patch repair technique was used… CONTINUE READING

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