Thorac cardiovasc Surg 2014; 62(06): 528-530
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1331896
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Aortic Valve Regurgitation and Ventricular Septal Defect Diagnosed 5 Years after Penetrating Cardiac İnjury

Ahmet Coşkun Özdemir
1  Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey
,
Volkan Yüksel
1  Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey
,
Serhat Hüseyin
1  Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey
,
Ahmet Baltalarlı
2  Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
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Publication History

22 June 2012

04 October 2012

Publication Date:
23 January 2013 (eFirst)

Abstract

Despite high mortality rates for penetrating heart injuries, developments in transport, diagnosis, and surgical interventions have increased survival rates. In some cases, life-threatening complications may be misdiagnosed or remain asymptomatic and lead to loss of life. Herein, we report a patient with aortic valve regurgitation because of noncoronary cusp perforation and ventricular septal defect that remained asymptomatic and diagnosed 5 years after a penetrating heart injury.