Ventricular Septal Rupture Complicating an Acute ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction during the COVID-19 PandemicFunding There is no external funding to support this case report and this report has no relationship with any industrial company.
Ventricular septal rupture (VSR) is rare but a lethal complication of acute myocardial infarction (MI). Definite treatment requires the surgical closure of the VSR and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). However, the optimal timing for surgery is still controversial, particularly during the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic where medical procedures should be performed within the safest environment. Before surgery, a proper management in the intensive cardiovascular care unit is essential to maintain the stability of the hemodynamic profile related with VSR and determines the prognosis of the patient. We described a case of VSR complicating an anterior wall MI in a patient who admitted to our hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic that was treated successfully by surgical closure of the VSR and CABG.
Received: 05 July 2020
Accepted: 17 September 2020
11 January 2021 (online)
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