Urgent operation for acquired ventricular septal defect.

  title={Urgent operation for acquired ventricular septal defect.},
  author={Christus Singh Thomas and William C Alford and George R. Burrus and David M Glassford and William S Stoney},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={195 6},
Recent experience suggests that ventricular septal defect (VSD) secondary to myocardial infarction constitutes an indication for urgent operation. Acquired VSD at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, was reviewed to substantiate the obsolescence of protracted medical therapy designed to allow a late, technically less demanding, repair. Twenty-two acute VSDs… CONTINUE READING