Postinfarction ventricular septal rupture: Transcatheter intervention or surgical repair?

Fahad Alfares, Satinder K. Sandhu

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Abstract

Postinfarction ventricular septal rupture is an infrequent but potentially fatal complication of acute myocardial infarction. The 30-day mortality rate with the transcatheter approach when performed in the acute phase (<2 weeks) was 25.3% compared to 50% when surgery is performed in the acute phase (within 3 weeks). There is no correlation between defect size and mortality. New York Heart Association class IV and time to ventricular septal defect closure are risk predictors for transcatheter closure for a 30-day mortality rate of 31.5%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4634-4635
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of cardiac surgery
Volume36
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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