ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A rare cause of right heart failure after heart transplantation: right coronary cusp thrombosis
Hatice Soner Kemal1, Serkan Ertugay2, Çağatay Engin2, Sanem Nalbantgil1, Tahir Yağdı2, Mustafa Özbaran2
1Departments of Cardiology, Medical Faculty of Ege University, İzmir, Turkey
2Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Ege University, İzmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2015.10857
Right heart failure and pump thrombosis are potentially life-threatening complications and major causes of morbidity following left ventricular assist device implantation. Herein, we report a case of 47-year-old male patient who had successful heart transplantation 20 months after left ventricular assist device implantation. The device-supported period was uneventful during follow-up, but right coronary cusp thrombosis occluding the right coronary artery resulted in right heart failure 11 days after heart transplantation.
Keywords : Right heart failure; thrombosis; transplantation; ventricular assist device
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