Our patient suffered a single stab wound to the heart that resulted in a coronary artery to ventricle fistula, a ventricular septal defect, mitral regurgitation from chordal transection, and a delayed left ventricular aneurysm. We used transesophageal echocardiography to characterize these multiple defects to help guide successful surgical repair. The patient recovered uneventfully.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Annals of Thoracic Surgery|
|State||Published - Dec 2006|
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