ASAIO J 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.
From the Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria Division of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria Department of Internal Medicine 3, University Hospital St. Pölten Division of Cardiac Thoracic Vascular Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Department of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
Fixed pulmonary hypertension (FPH) is a contraindication for heart transplantation (HTX). However, this condition might be reversed by continuous left-ventricular unloading with a left-ventricular assist device. We present a case of apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with extensive left-ventricular endocardial calcification and severe FPH (systolic pulmonary artery pressure, 102 mm Hg). Read More