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J Artif Organs. 2017 Sep;20(3):289-291. doi: 10.1007/s10047-017-0955-8. Epub 2017 Mar 30.

Three-dimensional replica of corrected transposition of the great arteries for successful heart transplantation.

Author information

1
Departments of Cardiac Surgery, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, 5-7-1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka, 565-8565, Japan. tomofujita@nifty.com.
2
Departments of Cardiac Surgery, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, 5-7-1 Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka, 565-8565, Japan.
3
Transplantation, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan.
4
Pediatrics, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan.

Abstract

A 59-year-old man who had been previously diagnosed with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries at the age of 35 years became a candidate for heart transplantation. At the age of 57 years, he was referred to our hospital and underwent implantation of a left ventricular assist device (EVAHEART; Sun Medical Technology Research Corp., Suwa City, Japan) because of worsening ventricular function and was listed as a heart transplant candidate. A donor appeared when the patient was 59 years. A three-dimensional replica was made using data from computed tomography angiography. The three-dimensional replica was made of soft rubber (crossMedical, Inc., Kyoto, Japan), which enabled the surgeons to understand the relationship between the great arteries and chambers. After repeated dry laboratories using this replica, the patient underwent successful heart transplantation.

KEYWORDS:

Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries; Heart transplantation; Three-dimensional replica

PMID:
28361206
DOI:
10.1007/s10047-017-0955-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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