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.
Gennari M, Giambuzzi I, Polvani G. Patch and glue repair for extensive left ventricular laceration. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2019 Oct 8:218492319879796. doi: 10.1177/0218492319879796