Combined procedure of heart transplantation and ascending aorta replacement
de Castro JG (1), Estefanía RH (1), Delgado C (1), Del Barrio LG [SP] (2), Rábago G (3).
(1) Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Spain.
(2) Radiology Department, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Spain.
(3) Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Spain.
Magazine: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Date: Mar 2, 2015Radiology [SP] Cardiac Surgery [SP]
Concomitant heart transplantation and ascending aorta replacement is infrequent. In the few cases where this simultaneous procedure was performed, most patients were diagnosed with Marfan syndrome.
We report the combined procedure of heart transplantation and ascending aorta replacement using the donor's ascending aorta, in a 70-year-old man who was not diagnosed with Marfan syndrome. This combined procedure can be performed successfully, providing a potentially life-saving heart transplant for patients with aortic disease of different etiologies.
CITATION Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2015 Mar 2. pii: 0218492315574388.
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