Successful treatment of aortic root aneurysm after orthotopic heart transplantation: case report.


Aortic root aneurysm after orthotopic heart transplantation (HTx) is rare. It may originate from cystic medial necrosis of the donor heart aorta. Herein we have reported a 64-year-old man who received an orthotopic HTx due to dilated cardiomyopathy. Although asymptomatic, follow-up echocardiography revealed dilatation of the aortic root and severe aortic… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2008.08.054