AngioJet thrombolysis of SVC thrombosis after orthotopic heart transplantation: A case report

Kristen L. Sessions, Jason H. Anderson, Jonathan N. Johnson, Nathaniel W. Taggart

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Abstract

SVC obstruction is a rare acute complication after bicaval cardiac transplantation and can be catastrophic for the patient. Herein, we report the case of a child who developed SVC thrombosis causing acute SVC syndrome nine days after heart transplantation. Thrombolysis was successfully performed using the AngioJet system and subsequent balloon angioplasty with re-establishment of flow. This procedure allowed for revascularization without repeat sternotomy or stent implantation. The patient is well without recurrence at last follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)723-726
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Transplantation
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016

Keywords

  • endovascular procedures
  • fibrinolysis
  • heart transplantation
  • superior vena cava

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Transplantation

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