A heart team and multi-modality imaging approach to percutaneous closure of a post-myocardial infarction ventricular septal defect

Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2016 Apr;6(2):180-4. doi: 10.21037/cdt.2015.10.04.


Post-infarction ventricular septal defect (PI-VSD) is a devastating complication that carries a high mortality with or without surgical repair. Percutaneous closure is an attractive alternative in select patients though requires appropriate characterization of the PI-VSD as well as careful device and patient selection. We describe a multidisciplinary and multi-modality imaging approach to successful percutaneous closure of a PI-VSD.

Keywords: Cardiac imaging techniques; multimodal imaging; myocardial infarction (MI); septal occluder device; ventricular septal rupture.

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