The authors report their experience on the surgical treatment of ventricular septal defect and aortic regurgitation. Out of 13 patients operated upon, four required aortic valve replacement; five patients were treated with plasty of the aortic leaflets and four with only patch closure of the V.S.D. There have been no reported hospital or late deaths. In one case, after the aortic plasty, the aortic regurgitation became severe; this patient had shown clinical signs of aortic regurgitation for more than five years before the operation. The authors emphasize surgical aggressiveness in this lesion when the aortic regurgitation has recently appeared whereas it is preferable to delay the operation when the aortic regurgitation has been present for more than five years.
|Translated title of the contribution||Ventricular septal defect associated with aortic regurgitation. Results and surgical considerations in pediatric age group|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia|
|Publication status||Published - 1979|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine