An Easy and Safe Way of Left Ventriculotomy Closure in Patients with Left Ventricle Thrombi during the Subacute Phase of Anterior Myocardial Infarction

  • Sekip K. Celik
  • Mucettin Sen
  • Suat Buket
  • Munevver Yuksel

Abstract

Left ventricle thrombi occurring following myocardial infarction are usually left to spontaneous resolution to avoid a left ventriculotomy in the early phase of myocardial healing. We describe a simple and safe method of ventricular closure in patients with left ventricular thrombi embolizing to the lower extremities following acute anterior myocardial infarction. Ventricles were closed by epicardially running 5/0 polypropylene sutures in continous fashion to avoid the myocardial tearing of heavier suture materials and the late adverse effects of Teflon use. In follow-up of the patients, no early and late complications were found with this method.

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2005-02-02
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