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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 193-194

Heart transplantation for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries


1 Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei; Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Armed Forces Taichung General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China
2 Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Chien-Sung Tsai
Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, No. 325, Sec. 2, Cheng-Gong Road, Taipei 114, Taiwan
Republic of China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1011-4564.139198

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A 36-year-old male had congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (cc-TGA) with heart failure underwent heart transplantation. Due to the abnormal alignment of the great arteries in cc-TGA, the transplantation required technical modifications. When harvesting the donor heart, extra length of the pulmonary artery was preserved. The donor's pulmonary artery was cut at its bifurcation. Anastomosis of the pulmonary artery followed anastomosis of the left and right atrium. Last, aortic anastomosis was performed. Preservation of extraordinary pulmonary artery of the donor's heart may be necessary to achieve an acceptable anastomosis. Heart transplantation for cc-TGA is technically feasible.


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