Post-Myocardial Infarction Ventricular Septal Defect Six Months following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

  • Amy G Fiedler Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Thoralf M. Sundt III Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • George Tolis Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Abstract

Mechanical complications following acute myocardial infarction are associated with high mortality. We present the first reported case of a new post myocardial infarction ventricular septal defect (VSD) within six months of coronary artery bypass grafting. The patient underwent successful surgical correction of the VSD with the assistance of mechanical circulatory support (MCS). This case highlights the importance of mechanical circulatory support in the management of cardiogenic shock associated with rare complications of myocardial infarction, even after surgical revascularization.

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Published
2017-08-25
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