Successful Heart Transplantation in Patients With Muscular Dystrophies: A Case Series

Document Type : Case Report


1 Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

2 Cardiovascular Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, IR Iran.

3 Yazd Cardiovascular Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, IR Iran.


Muscular dystrophies constitute a group of disorders characterized by muscular weakness and the involvement of the other systems such as the cardiovascular system. In some patients, cardiac involvement is severe and necessitates heart transplantation. Although there are some concerns regarding heart transplantation in these patients due to post-transplantation complications and the deleterious side effects of immunosuppressant drugs, there are several cases of heart transplantation in these patients worldwide. There is, however, no reported case in our country, Iran. Herein, we present 3 successful heart transplantations in patients with muscular dystrophies in Iran. (Iranian Heart Journal 2020; 21(3): 150-153)


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