How can morbidity and mortality associated with ventricular septal rupture be avoided?

Updated: May 07, 2019
  • Author: A Maziar Zafari, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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To avoid the high morbidity and mortality associated with ventricular septal rupture, patients should undergo emergent surgery. [121, 122]

Concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) may be required. Developments in myocardial protection and improved prosthetic materials have contributed greatly to successful management of ventricular septal rupture. [123] Long-term survival can be achieved in patients who undergo prompt surgery.


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