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Orthotopic heart transplantation for dilated cardiomyopathy in a patient with persistent left superior vena cava and atresia of the right superior vena cava.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9267352     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To describe the surgical procedure of an orthotopic heart transplantation in a recipient with persistent left superior vena cava and atresia of right superior vena cava. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Case report. PATIENT: A 43 year old male with persistent left superior vena cava, atresia of the right superior vena cava and dilated cardiomyopathy. INTERVENTIONS: Orthotopic heart transplantation with selective cannulation of the left superior vena cava via recipient coronary sinus for cardiopulmonary bypass. RESULTS: No perioperative complications, satisfactory postoperative course. No rejection episodes at 7 months postoperative with non invasive procedure surveillance. CONCLUSION: Technique described to preserve left superior vena cava is a useful alternative for this patient with no surgical complications.
R Argüero; G Careaga; R Castano; M Garrido; O Sanchez
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:  1997 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-11     Completed Date:  1997-09-11     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  403-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hospital for Cardiology, Centro Medico Nacional Siglo XXI, IMSS, México D.F., Mexico.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / complications,  surgery*
Heart Transplantation / methods*
Vena Cava, Superior / abnormalities*

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