Cardiac Rehabilitation in a Pediatric Heart

Abstract

H transplantation (HT) is indicated in adults suffering from end stage heart failure and is also a treatment option for the pediatric population.1, 2 The 2009 International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) reported that the number of pediatric HT was 450 per year in the last three years.3 Cardiomyopathies is the most common cause of HT in children, accounting for 55% in pediatric patients,3 and their survival rate improves significantly in recent years owing to the application of new immunosuppressive agents.4 However, repeated rejection and cardiac allograft vasculopathy 1Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan 2Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation National Taiwan University Hospital Bei-Hu Branch, Taipei, Taiwan 3Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan 4Department of Surgery National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan EUR J PHYS REHABIL MED 2014;50:199-205

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@inproceedings{CHANG2014CardiacRI, title={Cardiac Rehabilitation in a Pediatric Heart}, author={K . - V . CHANG and H . - H . CHIU and Stanley S. Wang and C. Q. Lan and Shao-fen Chen and N. Chou and Min Wu and Jasmine Lai}, year={2014} }