Figure 2. A: Vascular anastomoses of an abdominal heart transplant. The donor thoracic aorta was anastomosed end-to-side to the recipient’s infrarenal abdominal aorta, and the donor pulmonary artery was anastomosed to the recipient’s inferior vena cava. B: Vascular anastomoses of a cervical heart transplant. The donor thoracic aorta was narrowed by 50% to 75% and anastomosed end-to-end to the recipient’s common carotid artery; the donor’s pulmonary artery was anastomosed to the recipient’s external jugular vein.