A United Network for Organ Sharing analysis of heart transplantation in adults with congenital heart disease: outcomes and factors associated with mortality and retransplantation.

@article{Karamlou2010AUN,
  title={A United Network for Organ Sharing analysis of heart transplantation in adults with congenital heart disease: outcomes and factors associated with mortality and retransplantation.},
  author={Tara B Karamlou and Jennifer Hirsch and Karl F. Welke and Richard G. Ohye and Edward L. Bove and Eric J. Devaney and Robert J. Gajarski},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={140 1},
  pages={161-8}
}
OBJECTIVES Heart transplantation in patients with adult congenital heart disease is increasing, yet no large studies have defined how this subgroup differs from other adult recipients. We investigated outcomes and risk factors for mortality and retransplantation among patients with adult congenital heart disease compared with adult recipients. METHODS A review was performed of 18- to 45-year-old patients undergoing heart transplantation from 1990-2008 reported to the United Network for Organ… CONTINUE READING

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