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, cilt.23, ss.343-345, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2015.10857
  • Dergi Adı: TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.343-345

Özet

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.