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1/92. Incipient left ventricular rupture complicating anomalous left coronary artery.

    A 4-month-old girl presented with 2 weeks of symptoms and physical signs of heart failure. echocardiography demonstrated marked left ventricular dilation, thinning of the myocardium with anterolateral akinesis, mitral regurgitation, a moderate pericardial collection, and an anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery. At operation there was a tense hemopericardium and a site of imminent rupture through a transmural anterior infarction. The anomalous artery was reimplanted in the ascending aorta, and an extensive infarct resection and ventricular repair performed. Support with a left ventricular assist device was required for 3 days, but the infant subsequently made a satisfactory recovery. Left ventricular rupture is a very rare complication of this lesion, but should be considered if there is evidence of a pericardial collection. ( info)

2/92. Post-infarction ventricular septal defect: percutaneous transvenous temporary closure using a Swan-Ganz catheter.

    We report on a case of temporary closure of a post-infarction ventricular septal defect (VSD) using a Swan-Ganz catheter through a femoral transvenous approach. This resulted in substantial improvement in the hemodynamic status of the patient. Six hr later, the patient underwent surgery for VSD closure. When immediate surgical intervention is not possible, it may be helpful to stabilize the patient until surgery can be performed. Thus, such a treatment has potential as a temporary measure for patients awaiting surgical repair of post-infarction VSD. ( info)

3/92. Left ventricular free wall rupture during coronary intervention after acute myocardial infarction: report of two cases exhibiting fatal pseudocomplications.

    Two cases of left ventricular free wall rupture occurring in temporal relation to interventional coronary procedures are presented as autopsy-verified pseudocomplications. The possible impact of pseudocomplications on operator-specific registry data and credentialing is briefly discussed. ( info)

4/92. Sutureless technique for subacute left ventricular free wall rupture: A case report of an 85-year-old.

    This case was an 85-year-old female who developed left ventricular free wall rupture (LVFWR) of the anterior wall 13 days after an acute myocardial infarction. She was further complicated with an ascending aortic aneurysm and severe aortic regurgitation. The wall was repaired using a sutureless technique with an autologous pericardial patch and GRF glue without cardiopulmonary bypass. Although the complication of a left ventricular aneurysm was seen, the postoperative course was uneventful. Nevertheless, she is doing well 9 months after surgery. ( info)

5/92. A right atrial approach in redo postinfarction ventricular septal defect.

    Despite improvements in surgical techniques, post-infarction ventricular septal defect remains a surgical challenge that is associated with significant early and late mortality. Furthermore, the recurrence of the defect after primary correction occurs in approximately 10-25% of patients, and the operative risk increases because of a difficult dissection that is often complicated by previous patent grafts. The repair of recurrent ventricular septal defect has generally been performed by ventriculotomy in the infarcted zone. The authors propose an alternative approach that, when the rupture is posterior, allows its complete visualization, and avoids any further ventriculotomy in an already impaired ventricle. ( info)

6/92. Left ventricular rupture after mitral valve replacement in a patient with osteogenesis imperfecta tarda.

    We describe the case of a patient with osteogenesis imperfecta tarda (Lobstein's syndrome) and mitral valve insufficiency. The course after mitral valve replacement was complicated by rupture of the left ventricular posterior wall, which caused massive bleeding and sudden death. The pathologic findings and the operative problems are discussed. ( info)

7/92. Six-year survival of unoperated ventricular septal rupture following myocardial infarction.

    We present the case of a patient who survived for 6 years without surgical repair of a ventricular septal rupture that followed an acute myocardial infarction. To the best of our knowledge, only 3 other cases have been reported in which the patient survived for more than 5 years. ( info)

8/92. Incomplete ventricular septal rupture following blunt chest trauma.

    Nonpenetrating cardiac trauma should be considered in the diagnosis of electrocardiographic changes after road traffic accidents. Transesophageal echocardiography is the most useful noninvasive technique for the diagnosis of cardiac trauma. This paper reports the case of a patient with traumatic contusion of the ventricular septum following a fall from a 20 m height onto the roof of a car. ( info)

9/92. Posterior ventricular septal perforation in an 80-year-old man.

    Ventricular septal perforation is a complication of acute myocardial infarction that is fatal unless treated surgically. Posterior ventricular septal perforation remains particularly difficult to repair successfully. We report an 80-year-old man with postinfarction posterior ventricular septal perforation who successfully underwent surgical repair using a technique similar to that described by Daggett et al. and was discharged in good health without postoperative septal shunt. ( info)

10/92. Fourteen-year survival in a case of ventricular septal perforation after myocardial infarction.

    We treated a case of ventricular septal perforation (VSP) who survived for 14 years after myocardial infarction. Nine years after the onset of myocardial infarction, an apparent cardiac murmur was discovered by chance, and following further examination, the patient was diagnosed as having VSP. The patient is still in the NYHA functional class I, and requiring no surgical treatment. In general, the prognosis of myocardial infarction complicated with VSP is so poor that there have only been 14 reported cases of long survival without surgical treatment. Among these patients, only 2 survived for more than 10 years. The present case is extremely rare, and evidently is the longest living survivor with this condition yet reported. ( info)
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