Originally Posted by wheezie_66
Please - can someone name the actual heart defect or the name of the procedure to secure the mesh to the outside wall lining of the left ventrical.....
There are several procedures depending on the location. The septal wall (wall between heart chambers) can be repaired with patches and that would be called antrioventricular septal repair.
If the weak wall ruptures, there is an accluder device that is a small umbrella like gadget that is inserted with a cath procedure and blocks the rupture.
I have read where blood flow can be shunted (bypass) around the defected area. The operation was successful and patient's blood flow goes directly from the system to the lungs bypassing the heart's right side.
Ventricular thin-wall defects may have limited options other than a shunt, and if there is a rupture it may be fatal depending on circumstances.