Transcatheter closure of recurrent postmyocardial infarction ventricular septal defects utilizing the Amplatzer postinfarction VSD device: A case series

Jeffrey A. Goldstein, Ivan P. Casserly, David T. Balzer, Richard Lee, John M. Lasala

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The initial therapy for postmyocardial infarction ventricular septal defects is surgical repair of the defect. Unfortunately, a significant number of patients develop recurrent ventricular septal defects (VSDs) following operative repair. Transcatheter closure offers an alternative to reoperation in these critically ill patients. We present a series of four patients in whom recurrent ventricular septal defects were closed using an Amplatzer VSD device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-243
Number of pages6
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003



  • Amplatzer septal occluder
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Septal occluder devices
  • Ventricular septal defect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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