Heart transplantation after repair of postinfarction ventricular septal defect

C. Blanche*, I. Aleksic, L. S.C. Czer, D. Freimark, J. J.M. Takkenberg, A. Trento

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A 68 year-old man underwent surgical repair of a ventricular septal defect following an acute myocardial infarction. Recurrent interventricular septal rupture with significant left-to-right shunting led to progressive deterioration in cardiac function and intractable heart failure. The patient underwent orthotopic heart transplantation, three months after his initial operation, and he is clinically well sixteen months after transplantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-554
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Heart transplantation
  • Myocardial infarction, acute
  • Postinfarction ventricular septal defect


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