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Massive ascites due to right heart failure after cardiac transplantation and its treatment: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18261620     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ascites is a common clinical condition during right heart failure. In this short report we have presented a patient with massive ascites due to right heart failure after cardiac transplantation who was previously operated for Ebstein's anomaly and pulmonary stenosis as well as mitral and tricuspid valve repairs. Right heart failure increases the accumulation of ascites which decreases the preload of the heart and cardiac output. Aggressive paracentesis may be a definitive solution for this type of patient.
A Sezgin; E Uguz; T Akay; S Aşlamaci
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transplantation proceedings     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0041-1345     ISO Abbreviation:  Transplant. Proc.     Publication Date:    2008 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-11     Completed Date:  2008-05-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243532     Medline TA:  Transplant Proc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  326-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Ascites / etiology*
Ebstein Anomaly / surgery*
Heart Failure / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  surgery*
Heart Transplantation*
Postoperative Complications*
Treatment Outcome
Ventricular Dysfunction, Right / surgery*

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