Isolated Ventricular Septal Rupture in a Suicide Jumper

Primero Ng, Dipen Sankhesara, Courtney Weinert, Richard Alcock, David Andrews, Matthew Best, Pragnesh Joshi, Adil Rajwani, Graham Hillis

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Ventricular septal rupture is an extremely rare sequelae of blunt chest trauma, and is mostly diagnosed postmortem. We present a case of a large isolated traumatic ventricular septal rupture after a suicide attempt by jumping from a height of 5 stories, which was successfully treated with surgical closure. (Level of Difficulty: Intermediate.).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1531-1534
Number of pages4
JournalJACC. Case reports
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2021


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