Successful Heart-Lung Transplant for a Patient on Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Support Complicated With Amiodarone-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis

Transplant Proc. 2019 Mar;51(2):593-594. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2018.12.024. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Abstract

In this case report, we present a successful case of en bloc heart-lung transplant in a patient with advanced cardiopulmonary respiratory failure from amiodarone-associated pulmonary fibrosis that occurred post-left ventricular assist device implantation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Amiodarone / adverse effects
  • Anti-Arrhythmia Agents / adverse effects
  • Heart Failure / etiology
  • Heart Failure / surgery
  • Heart-Assist Devices*
  • Heart-Lung Transplantation / methods*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis / chemically induced*
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / surgery
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
  • Amiodarone