A 78-year-old woman with diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the anteroseptal area fell into cardiogenic shock suddenly just before starting percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Echocardiography showed left ventricular free wall rupture, then an emergent operation was performed by sutureless patch repair using collagen fleece with fibrinogen-based impregnation. Eight days later from the initial operation, the onset of ventricular septal perforation (VSP) was recognized. Fifteen days after, the infarct exclusion technique with endocardial patch was performed. She has been doing well 4 months after the operation without residual shunt. To our best knowledge, this is the first surgical case report that free wall rupture of left ventricle and VSP which are serious complications after myocardial infarction happened in succession.
|Number of pages
|Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia
|Published - 2005 Apr
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine