Spontaneous Closure of a Traumatic Ventricular Septal Defect after Blunt Trauma Documented by Serial Echocardiography

Reuben Ilia, Benjamin Goldfarb, Kenneth L. Wanderman, Moshe Gueron

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Abstract

A ventricular septal defect (caused by blunt chest trauma) that closed spontaneously over a period of 5 years was documented by serial echo-Doppler examinations. The shunt was relatively small and the patient was without symptoms from the time the lesion was discovered until its closure. In the absence of cardiac decompensation or pulmonary hypertension, a conservative approach, including serial echo-Doppler examinations, can be justified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-205
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1992

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