TOTAL SUPPORT OF THE CIRCULATION OF A PATIENT WITH POST-CARDIOTOMY STONE-HEART SYNDROME BY A PARTIAL ARTIFICIAL HEART (ALVAD) FOR 5 DAYS FOLLOWED BY HEART AND KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION

J. C. Norman, D. A. Cooley, B. D. Kahan, A. S. Keats, E. K. Massin, R. T. Solis, W. E. Luper, M. I. Brook, T. Klima, O. H. Frazier, Jerriann Hacker, J. M. Duncan, C. C. Dacso, D. S. Winston, G. J. Reul

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A patient with acute bacterial endocarditis in whom ischæmic contracture of the left ventricle (stone-heart syndrome) developed during aortic and mitral valve replacement had an emergency implantation of an intracorporeal partial artificial heart (an abdominal left-ventricular assist device or ALVAD). This device functioned as a total artificial heart for nearly 6 days, while a donor heart for transplantation was sought. The ALVAD was then removed, and the patient received allografts of a heart and a kidney. The transplanted heart functioned well, but the patient died 15 days later from gram-negative sepsis. There was no evidence of cardiac or renal allograft rejection.

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Norman, J. C., Cooley, D. A., Kahan, B. D., Keats, A. S., Massin, E. K., Solis, R. T., Luper, W. E., Brook, M. I., Klima, T., Frazier, O. H., Hacker, J., Duncan, J. M., Dacso, C. C., Winston, D. S., & Reul, G. J. (1978). TOTAL SUPPORT OF THE CIRCULATION OF A PATIENT WITH POST-CARDIOTOMY STONE-HEART SYNDROME BY A PARTIAL ARTIFICIAL HEART (ALVAD) FOR 5 DAYS FOLLOWED BY HEART AND KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION. The Lancet, 311(8074), 1125-1127. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(78)90301-X