Left anterior descending coronary artery bridge: A cause of early death after cardiac transplantation

Juan Pittaluga, Eduardo De Marchena, Juan Diego Posada, Renzo Romanelli, Azorides R Morales

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Abstract

Immediately following orthotopic transplantation, a patient suffered left pump failure, which resulted in death. Autopsy of the donor heart revealed a proximal left anterior descending artery bridge with a thrombus causing segmental distal anteroseptal infarction. In this case report, myocardial coronary bridges and their clinical implications are reviewed. Myocardial bridging and acute coronary obstruction should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with acute pump dysfunction following orthotopic cardiac transplantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-513
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume111
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 11 1997

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Heart Transplantation
Cause of Death
Coronary Vessels
Myocardial Bridging
Infarction
Autopsy
Thrombosis
Differential Diagnosis
Arteries
Transplantation
Tissue Donors

Keywords

  • cardiac death
  • coronary artery bridge
  • thrombus
  • transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Pittaluga, J., De Marchena, E., Posada, J. D., Romanelli, R., & Morales, A. R. (1997). Left anterior descending coronary artery bridge: A cause of early death after cardiac transplantation. Chest, 111(2), 511-513.

Left anterior descending coronary artery bridge : A cause of early death after cardiac transplantation. / Pittaluga, Juan; De Marchena, Eduardo; Posada, Juan Diego; Romanelli, Renzo; Morales, Azorides R.

In: Chest, Vol. 111, No. 2, 11.03.1997, p. 511-513.

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Pittaluga, J, De Marchena, E, Posada, JD, Romanelli, R & Morales, AR 1997, 'Left anterior descending coronary artery bridge: A cause of early death after cardiac transplantation', Chest, vol. 111, no. 2, pp. 511-513.
Pittaluga, Juan ; De Marchena, Eduardo ; Posada, Juan Diego ; Romanelli, Renzo ; Morales, Azorides R. / Left anterior descending coronary artery bridge : A cause of early death after cardiac transplantation. In: Chest. 1997 ; Vol. 111, No. 2. pp. 511-513.
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