Replacement of infected aortic prosthetic graft with aortic homograft after heart transplantation: 13-year follow-up

Francisco Igor B Macedo, Tomas Salerno, Si M. Pham

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Acute ascending aortic dissection (AAAD) is a rare complication after orthotopic heart transplantation. We report a patient with AAAD after heart transplantation in whom repair was complicated by infection of the ascending aortic prosthetic graft. This was successfully managed by re-do replacement with two cryopreserved aortic homografts. Despite extensive calcification in the wall, the homografts show no aneurysm or dilation after 10 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-314
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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