Normalization of native heart function years after heterotopic transplantation

Erik A.K. Beyer, David Michael McMullan, Reynolds Delgado, Igor Gregoric, Branislav Radovancevic, O. H. Frazier, Irving L. Kron

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We describe a patient whose native heart function has normalized several years after heterotopic heart transplantation. The native heart sustained the patient's circulation at a time when the donor heart was temporarily dysfunctional. Native heart improvement, let alone normalization, is considered rare after heterotopic transplantation but has been noted with increased frequency after long-term unloading with left ventricular assistance. (C) 2000 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1690-1691
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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