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Repair of post-infarction left ventricular free wall rupture using an extracellular matrix patch


Holubec, Tomas; Caliskan, Etem; Bettex, Dominique; Maisano, Francesco (2015). Repair of post-infarction left ventricular free wall rupture using an extracellular matrix patch. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 48(5):800-803.

Abstract

Several techniques for surgical treatment of acute or subacute left ventricular free wall rupture (LVFWR) have been described using a sutured or sutureless patch with different currently available materials. We present a case report of a 50-year-old male with acute LVFWR, who was treated with a simple surgical technique using an 'off-pump' epicardially sutured LV patch consisting of an acellular xenogeneic extracellular matrix (ECM). ECM patches are structurally more surgeon-friendly and have shown to be bioactive, and capable of activating remodelling and even tissue regeneration. Compared with conventional pericardial patches, the advantage of this material is excellent pliability and very easy stitching owing to the thin composition of the material. In addition, and most importantly, in case of complex structural reconstructions, the patch is highly tear-proof.

Abstract

Several techniques for surgical treatment of acute or subacute left ventricular free wall rupture (LVFWR) have been described using a sutured or sutureless patch with different currently available materials. We present a case report of a 50-year-old male with acute LVFWR, who was treated with a simple surgical technique using an 'off-pump' epicardially sutured LV patch consisting of an acellular xenogeneic extracellular matrix (ECM). ECM patches are structurally more surgeon-friendly and have shown to be bioactive, and capable of activating remodelling and even tissue regeneration. Compared with conventional pericardial patches, the advantage of this material is excellent pliability and very easy stitching owing to the thin composition of the material. In addition, and most importantly, in case of complex structural reconstructions, the patch is highly tear-proof.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of Anesthesiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:20 January 2015
Deposited On:14 Oct 2015 13:39
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 19:26
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:1010-7940
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezu521
PubMed ID:25605830

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