Heterotopic heart transplantation is a valid option when there is a large donor-recipient size mismatch. However, the presence of the diseased native heart can jeopardize the medium-term and long-term outcome. The problems stemming from this most commonly described in the literature are thromboembolism, angina, and arrhythmias. In this report, we describe the case of a type A aortic dissection in the native aorta that occurred 30 months after heterotopic heart transplantation and the surgical technique successfully applied for s repair. We also discuss some of the alternative techniques.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine