Acute Ventricular Septal Defect Associated with Acute Inferior Myocardial Infarction
Authors: Multiple Authors
Credit/contact hours: .5
Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes
Publication Date: July 9, 2019
Expiration date: July 9, 2022
Acute Ventricular Septal defect (VSD) complicating acute inferior myocardial infarction is an unusual and frequently lethal complication of myocardial infarction. Often, the infarct is not unusually large and the defect is caused by normally contracting myocardium shearing away from adjacent myocardium that is significantly necrotic. In this case, we discuss the clinical course, management, and anticipated outcomes of a young man with an acute VSD.
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