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Post Infarction Ventricular Septal Rupture: Transcatheter intervention or Surgical repair?
  • Fahad Alfares,
  • Satinder Sandhu
Fahad Alfares
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

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Satinder Sandhu
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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ABSTRACT Post infarction ventricular septal rupture (PIVSR) 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 (less than two weeks) was 25.3% compared to 50% when surgery is performed in the acute phase (within three weeks). • There is no correlation between defect size and mortality. • NYHA class IV and time to VSD closure are risk predictors for transcatheter closure for a 30-day mortality rate of 31.5%.
31 Aug 2021Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
01 Sep 2021Assigned to Editor
01 Sep 2021Submission Checks Completed
01 Sep 2021Editorial Decision: Accept