ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Combined orthotopic heart transplantation and prophylactic ascending aorta replacement in a Marfan patient
Kaan Kırali, Ercan Eren, İlker Mataracı, Deniz Çevirme
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kartal Koşuyolu Heart Education and Research Hospital, İstanbul
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2011.058
Prophylactic replacement of the ascending aorta during orthotopic heart transplantation in a Marfan patient has not been previously reported. In our clinic, a 37-year-old Marfan patient with a borderline dilatation of the ascending aorta (4.5 cm) underwent replacement of the ascending aorta during successful heart transplantation to prevent further complications in the ascending aorta.
Keywords : Ascending aorta replacement; heart transplantation; Marfan syndrome
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