Single-Lung transplantation with atrial septal defect repair for Eisenmenger's syndrome

Patrick M. McCarthy*, Eliot R. Rosenkranz, Richard D. White, Thomas W. Rice, Richard Sterba, Rita Vargo, Atul C. Mehta

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Heart-lung transplantation has been used successfully for patients with pulmonary vascular disease but its application has been very limited due to the scarcity of donors. We report a patient with Eisenmenger's syndrome who underwent right single-lung transplantation with closure of atrial septal defect; postoperative convalescence was uneventful. Serial magnetic resonance imaging examinations demonstrate improved right heart function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)300-303
Number of pages4
JournalThe Annals of thoracic surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery


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