CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 · THORAC CARDIOV SURG Reports 2017; 06(01): e3-e4
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1597597
Case Report: Cardiac
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

A Cardiac Graft from a Donor with Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis—A Case Report

Katharina Huenges1, Bernd Panholzer1, Jochen Cremer1, Assad Haneya1
  • 1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Kiel, Germany
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Publication History

19 August 2016

24 October 2016

Publication Date:
19 December 2016 (eFirst)


Organ shortage unavoidably leads to shifting strategies in modern transplantation medicine. Experiences with specific comorbidities in terms of organ transplantation therefore have to be made. We report a case of a 51-year-old male patient with successful orthotopic heart transplantation from a donor with granulomatosis with polyangiitis. After a good recovery, the patient was discharged to rehabilitation 2 months after transplantation.