Cardiac transplantation in a 14-yr-old patient with mitochondrial encephalomyopathy.


We report a rare case of a successful cardiac transplantation in a patient suffering from cardiomyopathy and complex mitochondrial disease. The patient presented with severe heart failure and malignant ventricular arrhythmias requiring implantation of a defibrillator and advanced medical treatment. The patient was listed for urgent heart transplantation and… (More)