Eosinophilic heart disease with vasculitis: Supported by HeartMate left ventricular assist device and heart transplantation

Chiao Po Hsu, Shiao Hwang Chang, Jih Shiuan Wang, Chun Che Shih, Shiau Ting Lai, An Hang Yang

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Eosinophilic heart disease is rarely seen in clinical practice. We report a patient with eosinophilic heart disease who presented with acute myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure. Because of lack of a donor organ and progressive deterioration of his general condition in spite of intraaortic balloon pumping, a left ventricular assist device (HeartMate 1000 IP; Thermo Cardiosystems Inc, Woburn, MA) was implanted before development of irreversible multiple organ failure and was followed by heart transplantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1307-1310
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 15 2002
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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