Since the first reported cardiac transplantation in 1967, the technique for cardiac replacement has become standardized, and is now proved to be therapeutic for complex cardiac disease. In advanced neoplastic disease of the heart or adjacent organs or tissues, access to the posterior aspect of the heart and left atrium may not be technically possible. Thus, removal of the heart may be necessary to expose and remove the tumor. In 1984, such a situation was encountered in a patient at my hospital, and excision of the tumor and cardiac repair was performed. Subsequent bleeding from the highly vascularized mediastinum prevented survival, but the technique of autotransplantation was thus introduced. My assistant at that operation was Dr. Michael J. Reardon, who was inspired to apply the technique later in many such challenges. He has become an authority for the treatment of cardiac neoplasms, with impressive results. I congratulate him and his dedicated team.

" /> Since the first reported cardiac transplantation in 1967, the technique for cardiac replacement has become standardized, and is now proved to be therapeutic for complex cardiac disease. In advanced neoplastic disease of the heart or adjacent organs or tissues, access to the posterior aspect of the heart and left atrium may not be technically possible. Thus, removal of the heart may be necessary to expose and remove the tumor. In 1984, such a situation was encountered in a patient at my hospital, and excision of the tumor and cardiac repair was performed. Subsequent bleeding from the highly vascularized mediastinum prevented survival, but the technique of autotransplantation was thus introduced. My assistant at that operation was Dr. Michael J. Reardon, who was inspired to apply the technique later in many such challenges. He has become an authority for the treatment of cardiac neoplasms, with impressive results. I congratulate him and his dedicated team.

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IN THIS ISSUE

Adult Congenital Heart Update

Vol 15, Issue 2 (2019)


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ISSUE INTRO

The Growing Number of Adults Surviving with Congenital Heart Disease

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RECOGNITIONS

Drs. MacGillivray and Lin Take the Lead in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

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REVIEW ARTICLES See More

Advanced Cardiac Imaging for Complex Adult Congenital Heart Diseases

149 Fontan Conversions

Anomalous Aortic Origin of a Coronary Artery

Pulmonary Valve Replacement for Tetralogy of Fallot

Management of the Adult with Arterial Switch

Ebstein’s Anomaly

Heart Transplantation in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Cholesterol: Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It

CASE REPORTS See More

Simultaneous Transfemoral Mitral and Tricuspid Valve in Ring Implantation: First Case Report with Edwards Sapien 3 Valve

Uneventful Follow-Up 2 Years after Endovascular Treatment of a High Flow Iatrogenic Aortocaval Fistula Causing Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Heart Failure

Device-Related Thrombus: A Reason for Concern?

Retained Coronary Balloon Requiring Emergent Open Surgical Retrieval: An Uncommon Complication Requiring Individualized Management Strategies

MUSEUM OF HMH MULTIMODALITY IMAGING CENTER See More

Do I Look Fat in This? Multimodality Imaging Findings of a Cardiac Lipoma

CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES See More

POINTS TO REMEMBER

The Kidney in Congenital Cyanotic Heart Disease

EXCERPTA

Talking Statins with Antonio Gotto

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Lipids and Renal Disease

EXCERPTA

Addressing the Feedback Loop Between Depression, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease

EDITORIALS

Letter to the Editor in Response to “Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy in Diabetes Mellitus”

Author Profile

Yang Lu, Ph.D.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California