Title

Anomalous coronary artery in a transplanted heart: a technical modification.

Publication/Presentation Date

8-1-2004

Abstract

We report the case of a 47-year-old man who underwent orthotopic heart transplantation for valvular cardiomyopathy. At the time of cardiac catheterization we identified an anomalous origin of the donor left main coronary artery from the right coronary sinus of Valsalva. To decrease the risk of left main coronary artery compression during re-implantation of the transplanted heart, we performed a careful geometric arrangement of the aortopulmonary artery angle. This simple technical modification suggests that a heart with an anomalous left coronary artery may be safely used for organ donation.

Volume

23

Issue

8

First Page

1008

Last Page

1009

ISSN

1053-2498

Disciplines

Cardiology | Medical Sciences | Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

15312832

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine Faculty

Document Type

Article