Multiple Ventricular Septal Rupture After Blunt Trauma

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Abstract

Ventricular septal rupture occurring as a result of blunt trauma is a very rare clinical condition. Compression of the heart between the sternum and the vertebral column during late diastole or isovolumetric contraction resulting in sudden increase in the intracardiac pressure is a prerequisite for its occurrence. Sudden relief of the inner pressure becomes impossible when the heart is full, thereby resulting in myocardial contusion and rupture. We report a case of a young schoolboy who presented to us with this serious disease and was successfully treated with surgical closure of the defect with a polytetrafluoroethylene patch.

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