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Complex Case Spotlight

A Successful Triple Transplant for Heart, Lungs, and Kidney

An Unexpected Finding: Not Amyloidosis

On admission, the patient’s PYP scan was highly positive, the most positive that Dr. Kadosh and team had ever seen, yet genetic testing and endomyocardical biopsy confirmed that the diagnosis was not cardiac amyloidosis.

The patient’s Tc-99m PYP scan on admission. SOURCE: NYU Langone Staff
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Initial CT scan

High Pulmonary Pressures

A CT scan showed irreversible pulmonary hypertension, indicating that the patient could not undergo a heart and kidney transplant alone—he would not survive the surgery. Other tests revealed the kidney he received almost two decades earlier was rapidly failing.

The patient’s CT scan after his initial workup. SOURCE: NYU Langone Staff
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A Complex Procedure

The patient was admitted into the hospital, and had to wait two months for a suitable donor. A large team of doctors and nurses from the NYU Langone Transplant Institute conducted a 13-hour operation to successfully transplant the organs.

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Massive Calcification

Surgical pathology from the cardiac explant revealed extensive microcalcification within the myocyte cytoplasm and cardiac interstitium involving the entire left ventricle and both atria. Further studies showed consistently elevated serum calcium and parathyroid hormone levels, suggesting the cause of his symptoms was tertiary hyperparathyroidism secondary to the failing kidney graft.

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A stained slide showing calcification in myocytes. SOURCE: NYU Langone Staff
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6th World Bronchiectasis & NTM Conference

July 18 – 20, 2023

New York, NY | Hosted by NYU Langone Health

The World Bronchiectasis & NTM Conference 2023 will explore recent advances in the diagnosis, treatment and management of bronchiectasis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections. CME-accredited in-person and livestreaming course includes expert lectures, original research presentations, panel discussions, and more.

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