Successful treatment of aortic dissection after heterotopic heart transplantation

Luigi Martinelli, Mauro Rinaldi, Carlo Pederzolli, Claudio Goggi, Nicola Pederzolli, Mario Vigano'

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)990-993
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery


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