Heartmate 3 as a bridge to heart transplantation in a patient with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries: a case report

Yaron D. Barac*, Ben Ben-Avraham, Ashraf Hamdan, Rafael Hirsch, Tuvia Ben-Gal, Danny Aravot

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Abstract

Background: We report the first use of Heartmate 3 (HM3) in a Congenitally corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (ccTGA) as a Systemic Ventricular Assist Device (SVAD) to treat HF. Case presentation: A 55 years old man with a Congenitally corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (ccTGA) a rare condition in which Heart Failure (HF) is a common presentation in adult life and survival without heart transplantation is hardly an option. Systemic Ventricular Assist Device (SVAD) can be an option if an organ does not become available. We present the first ever implantation of HM3 LVAD (Abbott Inc, Chicago IL) implanted to this patient as a bridge to transplantation, demonstrating the safety and feasibility of the procedure. Due to the unique mediastinal configuration, 3D cardiac CT reconstruction should be used for planning the procedure—intra ventricular placement of the inflow as well as mediastinal placemat of the outflow and pump. Conclusions: This successful first use of HM3 as a SVAD for ccTGA patients, opens a novel treatment option for these patients as a bridge for heart transplant or as definitive treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number54
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2022

Keywords

  • CCTGA
  • Case report
  • HM3
  • HTx
  • LVAD

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