Transcatheter closure of a ruptured ventricular septum following inferior myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock.

@article{Schiele2003TranscatheterCO,
  title={Transcatheter closure of a ruptured ventricular septum following inferior myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock.},
  author={Thomas Michael Schiele and Rainer G Kozlik-Feldmann and H Y Sohn and H U Stempfle and Claudius Kuechle and Jochen Schopohl and Karl Henirich Theisen and Marcus Leibig and Volker Klauss},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2003},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={
          224-8
        }
}
Elective transcatheter closure of congenital septal defects has emerged as a valuable method, but the clinical experience on occlusion of ventricular septal rupture after myocardial infarction is very limited. We report a case of fatal outcome in a patient with inferior myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock despite technically successful transcatheter closure of a large complex ventricular septal defect.