Heart transplantation for tumor

Thomas X. Aufiero, Walter E. Pae, Barry S. Clemson, David G. Pawlush, Dwight Davis

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Abstract

Unresectable cardiac tumors, although unusual, are often rapidly fatal. A 31-year-old woman presented with a large tumor arising from the left ventricle and causing symptoms of a constrictive cardiomyopathy. After evaluation with echocardiography, angiography, and computed tomography, an exploration was carried out to confirm the extent of disease. Orthotopic heart transplantation was subsequently performed when a donor organ became available. She is now alive and disease-free 12 months after transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1174-1176
Number of pages3
JournalThe Annals of thoracic surgery
Volume56
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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