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Management of Recurrent Leaks Following Postinfarction Ventricular Septal Defect Repairs.
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PMID:  22882412     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract  Ventricular septal rupture (VSR) complicates acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in less than 0.2% of cases and is usually surgically managed by endocardial patch repair with infarct exclusion. Although successful in 80% of cases, failure of patch repair (often because of patch dehiscence) results in attempts at percutaneous closure as reoperative mortality can be as high as 40%. We describe a case of an AMI in a 63-year-old male with resultant VSR that required repeat surgical patch repair secondary to recurrent leak. We discuss the management of recurrent leaks and surgical techniques aimed at decreasing residual defects. (J Card Surg 2012;**:1-5).
Sameh Sayfo; Lindsay O Stepp; Brian Ganzel; Mark S Slaughter; Michael P Flaherty
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8191     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Divisions of Cardiovascular Medicine University of Louisville of School of Medicine Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Louisville, Kentucky.
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