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J Card Surg. 2013 May;28(3):312-4. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12097. Epub 2013 Mar 28.

Replacement of infected aortic prosthetic graft with aortic homograft after heart transplantation: 13-year follow-up.

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Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart/Lung Transplantation and Artificial Heart Program, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida 33136, USA.

Abstract

Acute ascending aortic dissection (AAAD) is a rare complication after orthotopic heart transplantation. We report a patient with AAAD after heart transplantation in whom repair was complicated by infection of the ascending aortic prosthetic graft. This was successfully managed by re-do replacement with two cryopreserved aortic homografts. Despite extensive calcification in the wall, the homografts show no aneurysm or dilation after 10 years.

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10.1111/jocs.12097
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