Left ventricular free-wall rupture is a well recognized complication of myocardial infarction and a frequent cause of death. The appropriate surgical management varies significantly depending on the condition of the tear and the presence of concomitant lesions. We present a case of oozing type postinfarction cardiac rupture that was treated successfully by a sutureless patch technique using a fibrin tissue-adhesive collagen fleece (TachoComb [Torii Pharmaceutical, Tokyo, Japan]). This represents a quick, effective, and safe option for dealing with oozing type myocardial rupture due to myocardial infarction.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine