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Anales de la Facultad de Medicina

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SOMOCURCIO, José et al. Gerbode defect and blunt chest trauma: Presentation of a case and literature review. An. Fac. med. [online]. 2007, vol.68, n.3, pp.264-269. ISSN 1025-5583.

We present a rare case of left ventricular-to-right atrial communication (Gerbode type defect) associated with blunt thoracic trauma, including echocardiogram and surgical findings. The patient had a successful intervention. Acquired left ventricular-to-right atrial shunts are encountered occasionally in the adult population as a result of aortic valve replacement endocarditis.

Keywords : Heart septal defects; thoracic injuries; heart defects, congenital.

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