Patch and glue repair for extensive left ventricular laceration

Marco Gennari, Ilaria Giambuzzi, Gianluca Polvani

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Laceration of the left ventricular wall is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication of electrophysiological studies. We describe emergency surgery on a 64-year-old man who suffered cardiac tamponade after an electrophysiological study, which revealed an extensive laceration in the inferior left ventricular wall, requiring repair by a patch and glue technique, with a good clinical outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)782-784
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2019


  • Cardiopulmonary bypass
  • catheter ablation
  • heart rupture
  • heart ventricles
  • tachycardia
  • tissue adhesives
  • ventricular

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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