Cardiac surgery late after heart transplantation: a safe and effective treatment option.

@article{Goerler2010CardiacSL,
  title={Cardiac surgery late after heart transplantation: a safe and effective treatment option.},
  author={Heidi Goerler and Andr{\'e} Ruediger Simon and Gregor Warnecke and Anna Lassia Meyer and Christian Kuehn and Axel Haverich and Martin Strueber},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={140 2},
  pages={433-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Owing to the improved long-term outcome after cardiac transplantation, cardiac allograft vasculopathy or valvular disease is developing late after heart transplantation in a growing number of patients. In this study, we evaluated our results of nonretransplant cardiac surgery in these patients and compared them with those after retransplantation. METHODS Since 1983, a total of 867 heart transplantations have been performed at our institution. Among them, 44 patients underwent… CONTINUE READING