Successful surgical repair of left ventricular free wall rupture after acute myocardial infarction

K. Matsuki, Hidenori Fujiwara

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Abstract

Left ventricular free wall rupture (LVFWR) after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a fatal complication. We report emergency surgery for 2 blow out cases and 2 oozing cases during the 5-year period from 2003. After percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), subacute thrombosis (SAT) occurred before operation in 2 oozing cases. To the blow out cases, both percutaneous cardiopulmonary support system (PCPS) and intra-aortic balloon pumping (IABP) were applied. The actively bleeding site was approximated by a large mattress suture with felt strips. To the oozing cases, only IABP was applied, and sutureless technique was used for hemostasis. They all survived the operation

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)468-470
Number of pages3
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Volume62
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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