In the article “Ventricular Septal Defects,” by Minette and Sahn that appeared in the November 14, 2006, issue (Circulation. 2006;114:2190–2197), the legend to Figure 6 was incorrect. The figure was reproduced with the kind permission of Circulation and the authors, Franck Thuny, Alexis Jacquier, Alberto Riberi, Jean-François Avierinos, Sébastien Renard, Frédéric Collart, Xavier Luanika, Jean-Michel Bartoli, Dominique Métras and Gilbert Habib, from “Ventricular Septal Rupture After a Nonpenetrating Chest Trauma: Findings From Real-Time Three-Dimensional Echocardiography and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance” (Circulation. 2005;112:e339–e340). Although it shows the general anatomy of a mid-muscular VSD on MRI, the example is not of a congenital defect, as judged especially by the concordant interruption of the right ventricular wall in conjunction with the nonpenetrating traumatic origin of this defect.
The authors regret this error.