Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2006 Nov;39(11):854-857.

A Case Report of Heart Transplantation Bridged by Bi-ventricular Assist Device in a Pediatric Patient of Prerenal Type ARF

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Korea. woonghan@snu.ac.kr

Abstract

The patient was an eight-year-old female. She was diagnosed as dilated cardiomyopathy. She was supported with bi-ventricular assist because of heart failure for 15 days. After 7 days, she was suffered from prerenal type ARF and support with continuous veno-veno hemodyalisis (CVVHD). And then heart transplantation was performed, heart donor's blood type was A. Immune suppressants were used after due consideration for renal toxicity. ARF was resolved on post operative 14th day. She was discharged on post operative 52nd day without any specific post operative complication. She has been followed up without any immune rejection reaction upto 14 months.

Keyword

Heart transplantation; Kidney failure, acute; Heart-assist device

MeSH Terms

Acute Kidney Injury
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
Female
Heart Failure
Heart Transplantation*
Heart*
Heart-Assist Devices
Humans
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