Traumatic ventricular septal defect and delayed post-pericardiotomy ventricular herniation.
A knife wound of the heart produced a ventricular septal defect. Surgical repair of a myocardial laceration and pericardiotomy for relief of cardiac tamponade were performed. Progressive exercise intolerance developed over an 8-year period. In addition, the patient experienced intermittent partial cardiac herniation resulting in angina-like chest pain. The patient is now asymptomatic after correction of the pericardial defect and closure of the ventricular septal defect.
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Pantano JA, Singleton TR, Turney SZ. Traumatic ventricular septal defect and delayed post-pericardiotomy ventricular herniation. J Trauma. 1977 Feb;17(2):161-3. PMID: 846025.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division