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Combined procedure of heart transplantation and ascending aorta replacement

02-mar-2015 | Revista: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals

de Castro JG (1), Estefanía RH (1), Delgado C (1), Del Barrio LG (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.


Resumen

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.

CITA DEL ARTÍCULO  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2015 Mar 2. pii: 0218492315574388.