Aortic Valve Regurgitation and Ventricular Septal Defect Diagnosed 5 Years after Penetrating Cardiac Injury


Ozdemir A. C. , Yuksel V., Huseyin S., Baltalarli A.

THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON, vol.62, no.6, pp.528-530, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0032-1331896
  • Title of Journal : THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON
  • Page Numbers: pp.528-530

Abstract

Despite high mortality rates for penetrating heart injuries, developments in transport, diagnosis, and surgical interventions have increased survival rates. In some cases, life-threatening complications may be misdiagnosed or remain asymptomatic and lead to loss of life. Herein, we report a patient with aortic valve regurgitation because of noncoronary cusp perforation and ventricular septal defect that remained asymptomatic and diagnosed 5 years after a penetrating heart injury.