Right-to-left shunt through a patent. Foramen ovale left open in the management of acute right heart failure after heart transplantation


ÖZDOĞAN M. , ERER D. , İRİZ E. , OKTAR G. L. , KULA S. , Buyukates M.

JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION, vol.27, no.1, pp.135-137, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.healun.2007.09.024
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.135-137

Abstract

Severe pulmonary hypertension is a risk factor for mortality in heart transplantation due to elevated post-operative right heart failure. Various treatment modalities have been used in the management of pulmonary hypertension in the peri-operative period. We report a case of successful management of acute right heart failure after orthotopic heart transplantation by decompression of the right ventricle through the patent foramen ovale of the donor heart and inhalation of iloprost.