Repair of postinfarction ventricular septal defect through the right atrium

Cicekcioglu F., Tutun U., Demirtas E., Aksoyek A., Babaroglu S., Parlar A. İ. , ...More

THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON, vol.54, no.6, pp.426-428, 2006 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2006-923899
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.426-428


Repair of post infarction posterior ventricular septal defect has generally been performed with a ventriculotomy through the infarcted zone. This approach has a significant mortality and morbidity due to haemorrhage, extension of infarction or further compromise of ventricular function secondary to suture placement. We present a case with delayed repair of a post infarction posterior septal defect using a right atrial approach, where no discrete infarct or other abnormality of the free ventricular wall was found.