Left ventricular rupture is the most frequent cause of death following myocardial infarction after ventricular arrhytmias and cardiogenic shock. Under these circumstances, only a prompt diagnosis and urgent surgical treatment can be lifesaving. A review of the literature is made and a simple surgical technique with GRF glue application is presented.
|Translated title of the contribution||Surgical repair of postinfarction type I left ventricular rupture. Report of two cases and review of the literature|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine