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A Novel Bridging Strategy Using Central Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Post-Myocardial Infarction Ventricular Septal Defect
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  • Stephanie Nguyen,
  • Lucas Witer,
  • Yuji Kaku,
  • David Blitzer,
  • William Erwin,
  • Koji Takeda
Stephanie Nguyen
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
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Lucas Witer
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
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Yuji Kaku
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
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David Blitzer
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
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William Erwin
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
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Koji Takeda
Columbia University Medical Center
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Abstract

Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a fatal mechanical complication of acute myocardial infarction (MI). The outcome of conventional surgery in post-MI VSD patients complicated by cardiogenic shock is extremely poor. We report two cases of a post-MI VSD stabilized with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support followed by successful patch repair.