Entire septal patch technique for postinfarction ventricular septal rupture

Toshiaki Ito, Hiroaki Hagiwara, Atsuo Maekawa

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)


Postinfarction ventricular septal rupture is still a surgically challenging situation with high operative mortality. We report a case of ventricular septal rupture in a 75-year-old woman successfully treated with our newly devised technique, in which a pliable large septal path is fixed with transmural sutures placed in posterior left ventricular free wall and anterior ventriculotomy closing sutures, thus covering the septal wall almost entirely. Our method may simplify the operation and reduce the risk of residual leakage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-274
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 07-2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


Dive into the research topics of 'Entire septal patch technique for postinfarction ventricular septal rupture'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this