Recovery of right ventricular function following repair of acute ventricular septal defect

M. E. Goldman, S. F. Horowitz, J. Meller, B. Mindich, L. E. Teichholz

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Abstract

Ventricular septal defect is a serious complication of acute myocardial infarction with a high mortality rate. Right ventricular dysfunction, which frequently accompanies septal defect, can be due to several etiologies. We describe two cases of septal defect following infarction, with sequential studies of right and left ventricular function. Right ventricular infarction was found in both patients. Postoperatively, the right ventricular ejection fraction improved significantly. The pathophysiology and expectation for recovery are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-63
Number of pages5
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume82
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982

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