Repair of postinfarction ventricular septal defect through the right atrium

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

THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON, vol.54, no.6, pp.426-428, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) 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 (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.426-428
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


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.