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

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

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Abstract

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 (US)
Pages (from-to)312-314
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of cardiac surgery
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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