Impact of fixed pulmonary hypertension on post-heart transplant outcomes in bridge-to-transplant patients

Ana Carolina Alba, Vivek Rao, Heather J Ross, Annette Schophuus Jensen, Kåre Sander, Finn Gustafsson, Diego H Delgado

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    Abstract

    Fixed pulmonary hypertension (FPH) is considered a contraindication to cardiac transplantation. Ventricular assist device (VAD) therapy through prolonged left ventricular unloading may reverse FPH. Our aim was to assess post-transplant outcomes and survival in patients with and without FPH undergoing VAD implantation as bridge to transplant.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalThe Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
    Volume29
    Issue number11
    Pages (from-to)1253-8
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2010

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