A rare cause of right heart failure after heart transplantation: right coronary cusp thrombosis


KEMAL H. S. , ERTUGAY S. , ENGİN Ç. , NALBANTGİL S. , YAĞDI T. , ÖZBARAN M.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.23, no.2, pp.343-345, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2015.10857
  • Title of Journal : TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.343-345

Abstract

Right heart failure and pump thrombosis are potentially life-threatening complications and major causes of morbidity following left ventricular assist device implantation. Herein, we report a case of 47-year-old male patient who had successful heart transplantation 20 months after left ventricular assist device implantation. The device-supported period was uneventful during follow-up, but right coronary cusp thrombosis occluding the right coronary artery resulted in right heart failure 11 days after heart transplantation.