Emergency Surgical Repair of Post Infarction Ventricular Septal Rupture

Document Type : Case Report


Thoracic Surgeon, Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, Egypt. Madinah Cardiac Center, King Fahad Hospital, Madinah, KSA.


Ventricular septal rupture (VSR) is a life-threatening complication of myocardial infarction (MI). Surgery remains the only option; however it is still a challenging (1). Patients survive following medical management have poor outcome, so, its result is disappointing (2). Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) can be reduced VSR incidence. Medical treatment has high mortality, and early surgery is recommended to prevent hemodynamic deterioration. However, surgery also associated to a high of mortality rate (3). Transcatheter device closure is an option in critical cases (4).


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