LEVOSIMENDAN IN SINGLE VENTRICLE HEART FAILURE AFTER LONGTERM SURVIVAL OF A MODIFIED BLALOCK-TAUSSIG SHUNT

Authors

  • João Tavares Medicine Department, Hospital da Luz, Portugal
  • Bernardo Baptista Medicine Department, Hospital da Luz, Portugal
  • Pedro Sarmento Medicine Department, Hospital da Luz, Portugal
  • Bebiana Gonçalves Medicine Department, Hospital da Luz, Portugal
  • Miguel Abecassis Cardiovascular Surgical Department, Hospital da Luz, Portugal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48729/pjctvs.130

Abstract

We report the case of a 44 year-old patient with complex ACHD, admitted with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) in hemodynamic profile B. He had a single ventricle with pulmonary atresia, previously submitted to three modified Blalock-Taussig shunts (mBTs) at the age of 2, 12 and 19 years old. Despite conventional treatment with diuretics, β-blockers (BB) and isosorbide dinitrate the patient progressed to profile C and the transthoracic echocardiogram disclosed a reduced systolic function. Likewise, levosimendan was commenced and an appropriate decongestion and a marked reduction in the NT-proBNP were seen. Treatment with angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor, BB, ivabradine and mineralocorticoid receptor was optimized. The patient was discharged home after 26 days in NYHA class III and referred for heart transplant after right heart catheterization. To our knowledge, this is the first report of successful levosimendan’s use in ADHF in a mBTs long- -term survivor.

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Published

26-05-2021

How to Cite

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Tavares J, Baptista B, Sarmento P, Gonçalves B, Abecassis M. LEVOSIMENDAN IN SINGLE VENTRICLE HEART FAILURE AFTER LONGTERM SURVIVAL OF A MODIFIED BLALOCK-TAUSSIG SHUNT. Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc [Internet]. 2021 May 26 [cited 2023 Feb. 3];26(2):147-9. Available from: https://pjctvs.com/index.php/journal/article/view/130

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Clinical Cases