Transcatheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defect with muscular VSD occluder after infective endocarditis in a patient with previous primum atrial septal defect closure, prosthetic aortic and mitral valves replacement. (RCD code IV‑2B.3)
Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is the most common congenital heart defect at birth but is relatively rare in adult population. Apart from congenital, VSD may also be acquired. It can be caused by trauma, myocardial infarction or previous cardiac surgeries such as valvular replacements or VSD closure attempts. Surgical closure of VSD remains the treatment of choice while transcatheter closure could be considered in selected patients. Herein, we present a case of a 53-year-old man with symptomatic perimembranous VSD after infective endocarditis and a history of previous primum atrial septal defect closure and prosthetic aortic and mitral valves replacement. The VSD was successfully percutaneously closed across the prosthetic aortic valve. JRCD 2017; 3 (2): 59–64
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