Use of a donor heart that had undergone previous cardiac surgery for ASD closure

Matthias Loebe, Michael M. Koerner, Janine Zener, Javier A. Lafuente, Guillermo Torre-Amione, George P. Noon

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We report the use of a heart from a 19-year-old female donor who had undergone open heart surgery for closure of an atrial septal defect at the age of 12. The explantation procedure was modified to prevent hemodynamic instability. The recipient, a 59-year-old male with increased pulmonary vascular resistance had an uneventful recovery after transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)294-295
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 19 2002
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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