Asymptomatic Aortic Dissection After Orthotopic Heart Transplantation in a Pediatric Patient

A 17-year-old patient with a homozygous mutation in MYBPC3, who underwent orthotopic heart transplantation, presents with persistent cough. Work-up leads to finding of asymptomatic aortic dissection. In this case study, pediatric cardiologist Kenneth Zahka, MD, points to the need for pediatric-specific guidelines for intervention in post-orthotopic heart transplant patients with known aortic dilatation.

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