Heterotopic heart transplantation: 13-year experience at the Methodist Hospital of the Baylor Medical College Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Heart Transplantation
  • Transplantation, Heterotopic

abstract

  • The heterotopic heart supports the function of the native ventricles. In 9 patients, the heterotopic heart enables the reversal of a state of pulmonary hypertension previously thought to be irreversible. This finding supports the use of pulmonary vaso-dilators on a chronic basis or the use of a left ventricular assist device pre-transplant with the intention of normalizing pulmonary pressures and allowing the patients to become candidates for orthotopic cardiac transplantation and thereby avoiding the necessity of heterotopic cardiac transplantation.

publication date

  • November 1999

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • spa

PubMed ID

  • 10742849

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 526

end page

  • 33

volume

  • 69

number

  • 6