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Transcatheter closure of ventricular septal defect: a nonsurgical approach to the care of the patient with acute ventricular septal rupture.
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PMID:  1629005     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute ventricular septal rupture is a potentially fatal complication of myocardial infarction. In the past, surgical repair was the only treatment option for this life-threatening event. However, not all patients are good surgical candidates. Transcatheter closure of a ventricular septal defect (VSD) with a prosthesis called the Rashkind Patent Ductus Arteriosis Occluder System allows closure of the VSD without the possible complications associated with open-heart surgery. This treatment has potential as a temporary measure for patients awaiting surgical repair of VSD. Transcatheter closure may also be used as a permanent treatment for those patients considered to be poor surgical candidates. This case presentation addresses the use of a state-of-the-art nonsurgical approach to VSD closure. The focus is on the unique medical and nursing interventions used in caring for the patient suffering from a myocardial infarction complicated with postinfarction ventricular septal defect.
J P Benton; K S Barker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart & lung : the journal of critical care     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0147-9563     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung     Publication Date:    1992 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-14     Completed Date:  1992-08-14     Revised Date:  2006-08-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330057     Medline TA:  Heart Lung     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  356-64     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Mass.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Equipment Design
Heart Catheterization*
Heart Rupture, Post-Infarction / nursing,  therapy*
Prostheses and Implants*

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