Karthik Raman, Thapo T Desugari, S Sowmya, Samuel S Angula, Kalaichelvan Uthayakumaran, Anbarasu Mohanraj
Madras Medical Mission, Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
The associated mortality and morbidity of posterior ventricular septal rupture (VSR) is quite high increasing to almost 80% due to severe right ventricle dysfunction and pulmonary artery hypertension. Herein, we present a case of posterior VSR due to inferior wall myocardial infarction who underwent surgery. Premature removal of intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) led to hemodynamic deterioration and he was salvaged with prolonged and prompt re-institution of IABP. This case also highlights the importance of IABP in right ventricle failure.
Madras Medical Mission, No 4-A, JJ Nagar, Mogappair, Chennai - 600 037, Tamil Nadu
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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