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Cardiol Young ; 31(8): 1238-1240, 2021 Aug.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1397819


The growing unmet demand for suitable organ donors increases each year. Despite relative contraindications for thoracic organ donation after previous cardiac surgery, experienced programmes and surgeons can successfully utilise the lungs from select donors who have undergone prior cardiac surgery. This is the first reported case of double lung en bloc procurement from a donor who had a previous arterial switch operation as an infant.

Arterial Switch Operation , Cardiac Surgical Procedures , Lung Transplantation , Tissue and Organ Procurement , Humans , Infant , Lung/diagnostic imaging , Lung/surgery , Tissue Donors
World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg ; 12(4): 554-556, 2021 07.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1140469


A six-week-old infant presented in extremis and was diagnosed with dextro-transposition of the great arteries, intact ventricular septum, features of left ventricular deconditioning, and abnormal coronary arteries. Treatment with prostaglandin E1 and balloon atrial septostomy was insufficient, necessitating extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 was detected. The arterial switch operation was delayed by eight days because of COVID-19. Although stable on ECMO, the infant was treated with remdesivir. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was not required postoperatively with chest closure on day 2 and extubation on day 5.

Arterial Switch Operation , COVID-19 , Transposition of Great Vessels , COVID-19/complications , Coronary Vessels , Humans , Infant , SARS-CoV-2 , Transposition of Great Vessels/complications , Transposition of Great Vessels/diagnostic imaging , Transposition of Great Vessels/surgery , Treatment Outcome