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Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2017 Jun 1;24(6):978-979. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivw440.

Heart transplantation using a donor with partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection and atrial septal defect.

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1
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Université Catholique de Louvain, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium.
2
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Université Catholique de Louvain, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium.

Abstract

Over the last decade, the shortage of donors has led to increased waiting time prior to transplantation and its related mortality. Therefore, extended criteria for donor hearts have been proposed. In this report, we describe a successful transplantation despite a diagnosis of partial abnormal pulmonary venous return associated with an atrial septal defect sinus venosus and persisting left-sided superior vena cava. Knowledge in congenital cardiac disease can broaden the definition of 'marginal' donor hearts and allow their use without increasing the risk of transplantation.

KEYWORDS:

CHD; Congenital heart disease; Organ donor management; Transplantation

PMID:
28379508
DOI:
10.1093/icvts/ivw440
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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