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Acquired ventricular septal defects. Evolution of an operation, surgical technique, and results.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1100918     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The pathology and treatment of 19 patients with acquired ventricular septal defects (VSD's) secondary to myocardial infarction are presented. A new method of repair is described: suturing the free right ventricular wall against the VSD to support the friable septum on the right side in continuity with the patch on the left side of the septum. This removes the force of the left ventricle contraction from the patch and septum to the healthy right ventricle wall. Distal cardiac amputation was also used in several instances. The hospital survival rate was 64 per cent. The late functional and hemodynamic results were excellent.
J D Hill; D Lary; W J Kerth; F Gerbode
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0022-5223     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  1975 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-12-11     Completed Date:  1975-12-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376343     Medline TA:  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  440-50     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Artery Bypass
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Aneurysm / etiology,  surgery
Heart Catheterization
Heart Diseases / etiology
Heart Septum* / surgery
Heart Ventricles* / surgery
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / complications*,  physiopathology,  surgery
Papillary Muscles
Suture Techniques
Time Factors

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