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Acute bacterial endocarditis following traumatic ventricular septal defect.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  681449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Traumatic ventricular septal defect occur rarely although penetrating wounds of the heart rate are fairly common. The urgency for the surgical correction of traumatic ventricular septal defects has been debated. In life-saving instances where left heart failure or cardiac tamponade occur, the decision is simple. A case report of early bacterial endocarditis complicating traumatic ventricular septal defect in the first 12 hours following injury has been presented. Avoidance of this complication by early surgical correction is advocated.
P A Rubio; K Bahadorzadeh; E Waisser; G J Reul
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:    1978 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-10-27     Completed Date:  1978-10-27     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  433-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Endocarditis, Bacterial / etiology*
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / complications
Heart Septum / injuries*
Wounds, Penetrating / complications*

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