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Guidance of post myocardial infarction ventricular septal defect and pseudoaneurysm closure.
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PMID:  24473966     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm and ventricular septal defect are rare but devastating complications of myocardial infarction. With medical treatment alone, the majority of patients will die from these complications. Until recently, the recommended treatment was surgical closure. These surgeries carried extreme risk due to abnormal hemodynamics, necrotic substrates and the comorbidities of these patients. Recently, trans-catheter closure was shown to be an acceptable alternative to open surgical intervention. 3D echocardiography identifies the location, size, and shape of the defect and can assess, guide, and follow up the closure procedure.
Itzhak Kronzon; Carlos E Ruiz; Gila Perk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current cardiology reports     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1534-3170     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Publication Date:  2014 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-01-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888969     Medline TA:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  456     Citation Subset:  IM    
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