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Acute Ventricular Septal Defect Associated with Acute Inferior Myocardial Infarction

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Course Details

Credit/contact hours: .5
Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes
Publication Date: July 9, 2019
Expiration date: July 9, 2022

Description:

Acute Ventricular Septal defect (VSD) complicating acute inferior myocardial infarction is an unusual and frequently lethal complication of myocardial infarction. Often, the infarct is not unusually large and the defect is caused by normally contracting myocardium shearing away from adjacent myocardium that is significantly necrotic. In this case, we discuss the clinical course, management, and anticipated outcomes of a young man with an acute VSD.

Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

You Will Learn

  • To recognize the clinical significance of cardiac murmur in the setting of a patient who may have had a recent acute myocardial infarction
  • To identify the hemodynamic profiles that are associated with adverse outcomes
  • To describe the considerations regarding optimal timing of cardiac surgery for acute VSD complicating myocardial infarction

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again if a question is answered incorrectly.The course will open in a new tab - to exit the course, simply close that tab.

Lawrence W Gimple, MD

Dr. Gimple is an attending cardiologist at the University of Virginia Health System with a sub-specialty in interventional cardiology.  He serves as the Director of Clinical Cardiology at the University of Virginia Health System with clinical interests in coronary artery disease, coronary stenting, and heart attack.

DISCLOSURE: This individual reports no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.

Michael Ragosta III, MD

Dr. Michael Ragosta is an attending cardiologist at the University of Virginia Health System with a sub-specialty in interventional cardiology. His clinical practice includes complex percutaneous coronary intervention, myocardial infarction, valvular heart disease, structural heart disease, and general cardiology. Dr. Ragosta is the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at UVA and author of numerous textbooks related to cardiac catheterization and hemodynamic interpretation.

DISCLOSURE: This individual reports no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.

Christopher Schumann, MD

Dr. Christopher Schumann is a Fellow in Cardiovascular Disease at the University of Virginia Health System.

DISCLOSURE: This individual reports no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.

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