Successful outcome after massive bleeding in a heart transplant recipient with mycotic aortitis. Case report.

Abstract

Sudden mediastinal haemorrhage one month after heart transplantation in an 18-year-old youth was found to originate from a rupture of the ascending aorta associated with mycotic aortitis. Aortic continuity was restored with a Dacron graft. Cultures from the resected vessel wall showed Candida albicans. The patient recovered, and 11 months later is well. 

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@article{Berggren1994SuccessfulOA, title={Successful outcome after massive bleeding in a heart transplant recipient with mycotic aortitis. Case report.}, author={H{\aa}kan Berggren and Ewa Berglin and Ulf W Kjellman and Valentina Mantovani and B. Nilsson}, journal={Scandinavian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery}, year={1994}, volume={28 1}, pages={45-7} }