Korean J Transplant 2022; 36(2): 154-158
Published online June 30, 2022
© The Korean Society for Transplantation
1Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Critical Care Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
3Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Jeehoon Kang
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, 101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03080, Korea
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Coronary artery spasm after heart transplantation is a very rare complication. In one observational study and many anecdotal reports, most cases of coronary artery spasm occurred more than 1 year after surgery and had good outcomes. However, cases of intractable coronary artery spasm during the early postoperative period resulting in fatality are limited. This report presents a case of two cardiac arrests caused by coronary artery spasms within a short period of time after heart transplantation.
Keywords: Heart transplantation, Coronary vasospasm, Coronary angiography, Intravascular ultrasound, Myocardial revascularization, Case reports
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