Total artificial heart implantation for biventricular failure due to eosinophilic myocarditis

Total artificial heart implantation for biventricular failure due to eosinophilic myocarditis Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome is a condition of unknown etiology characterized by proliferation of eosinophils and their infiltration into tissues. Although cardiac involvement is rare, eosinophilic myocarditis can lead to life-threating fulminant congestive heart failure. Treatment of patients with eosinophilic myocarditis is challenging as heart failure can be caused by biventricular dysfunction. To our knowledge, this is the first case reported in the literature describing a patient with acute severe biventricular heart failure caused by eosinophilic myocarditis with mural left ventricular apical thrombus who was successfully treated with implantation of a total artificial heart as a bridge to heart transplant. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Artificial Organs Springer Journals

Total artificial heart implantation for biventricular failure due to eosinophilic myocarditis

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Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by The Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Cardiac Surgery; Nephrology; Biomedical Engineering
ISSN
1434-7229
eISSN
1619-0904
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10047-017-0954-9
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