Report of a 71 yr old woman who underwent successful repair of a perforation of the interventricular septum while in shock and pulmonary edema, 9 days following acute myocardial infarction. This case illustrates that a bold surgical approach during the acute phase of myocardial infarction, even in the elderly patient in severe pump failure, is the treatment of choice in this condition.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine