ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
An uncommon cause for grade 3 primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
Alkın Yazıcıoğlu1, Mahmut Subaşı1, Sinan Türkkan1, Sema Turan2, Omaç Tüfekçioğlu3, Erdal Yekeler1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
22Department of Intensive Care, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
3Department of Cardiology, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2018.14905
Takotusubo cardiomyopathy is an acute, temporary cardiac syndrome which is important for the differential diagnosis of dynamic electrocardiography alterations. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy related to lung transplantation is rather rare in the literature with only two case reports. Our case is the first Takotsubo cardiomyopathy case that manifested in the early period after lung transplantation. In this article, we present a 61-yearold male patient who was performed bilateral sequential lung transplantation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. During follow-up, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy was diagnosed, primary graft dysfunction related to cardiomyopathy was observed, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was required.
Keywords : Cardiomyopathy; graft dysfunction; lung transplantation; Takotsubo.
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