Difficult Cases and Complications from the Catheterization Laboratory: Postinfarction Ventricular Septal Defect Closure

  • Michele PighiEmail author
  • Anita W. Asgar


Ventricular septal defects (VSDs) are the most common congenital heart disease, accounting for 25 % of all congenital heart defects [1]. Alternatively, a VSD can be acquired during adulthood either after a myocardial infarction (MI), as a complication of cardiac surgery, or rarely after trauma to the chest. VSDs secondary to MI are much less common in the post-reperfusion therapy era, occurring in only 0.2–0.34 % of patients receiving thrombolysis for acute MI in the Global Utilization of Streptokinase and Tissue Plasminogen Activator for Occluded Coronary Arteries (GUSTO-I) trial [2].


Ventricular Septal Defect Transseptal Puncture Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation Delivery Sheath Ventricular Septal Defect Closure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Montreal Heart InstituteMontrealCanada

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