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Ventricular Septal Defect Complicating Myocardial Infarction: A Case of Delayed Percutaneous Transcatheter Closure
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  • Qianhang Xia,
  • Meihong Chen,
  • Qingxian Tu,
  • Min Xu,
  • Qianfeng Jiang
Qianhang Xia
Zunyi Medical University

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Meihong Chen
Zunyi Medical University
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Qingxian Tu
The Third Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical University(The First People’s Hospital of Zunyi) Zunyi 563000 China
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Min Xu
The Third Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical University(The First People’s Hospital of Zunyi) Zunyi 563000 China
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Qianfeng Jiang
Zunyi Medical University
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Abstract

A 57-year-old man suffered chest pain during the COVID-19 pandemic, but he delayed medical treatment due to fear of infection. Four months later, symptoms chest tightness and shortness of breath appeared. Electrocardiogram (ECG) revealed old myocardial infarction; color sonography and myocardial CT revealed apical myocardial defect. He refused surgery and percutaneous transcatheter closure, and follow-up observation. After 22 months, the symptoms of chest tightness and shortness of breath aggravated. He recovered after percutaneous transcatheter closure, and was discharged. This case shows delayed closure is one of the possible options for the patients without severe organ dysfunction or hemodynamic disturbance.
30 Sep 2022Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
05 Oct 2022Assigned to Editor
05 Oct 2022Submission Checks Completed
11 Oct 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
26 Oct 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
27 Oct 2022Editorial Decision: Accept
06 Nov 2022Published in Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 10.1111/jocs.17118