Gastric pacing for severe gastroparesis in a heart-lung transplant recipient

Anna Yiannopoulos, Shirin Shafazand, Tomasz Ziedalski, Gerald J. Berry, Robert C. Robbins, James Theodore, John L. Faul

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Abstract

Gastroparesis is a serious complication of lung and heart-lung transplantation that can lead to malnutrition, gastroesophageal reflux, aspiration pneumonia and deteriorating lung function. Some patients with severe gastroparesis have symptoms that are refractory to dietary modifications and gastric promotility agents and require surgery. We describe the successful use of gastric pacing for the management of intractable gastroparesis, malnutrition and recurrent aspiration in a heart-lung allograft recipient. Lung transplant recipients with severe gastroparesis may benefit from gastric pacing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-374
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Transplantation

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