Repair of atrial septal defect due to penetrating trauma

B. Jenson, R. M. Kessler, F. Follis, J. A. Wernly

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We report a case of stab wound to the heart resulting in an atrial septal defect and perforation of the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve, which we repaired successfully 7 years after the injury. To our knowledge, repair of an atrial septal defect due to penetrating trauma has never before been reported. Investigation of possible valvular heart disease in a patient with a history of chest trauma should be aimed at identifying both intracardiac shunts and valvular abnormalities, so that a complete repair can be performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-243
Number of pages3
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1993


  • Heart injuries/surgery
  • heart septal defects, atrial
  • mitral valve/injuries
  • wounds, penetrating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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