Article Abstract

Sutureless repair techniques for post-infarction left ventricular free wall rupture

Homare Okamura

Abstract

Left ventricular free wall rupture after acute myocardial infarction is uncommon but lethal and is still associated with high mortality rates. This paper presents the surgical treatment options and clinical management for post-infarction left ventricular free wall rupture. Various types of techniques, specifically sutureless repair using TachoComb/TachoSil, and intraoperative video images are discussed. Currently, sutureless repair is the most recommended treatment option when possible. However, appropriate selection of the surgical procedure remains important.