Current status of heart transplantation in children: update 2003.

  title={Current status of heart transplantation in children: update 2003.},
  author={Elizabeth D. Blume},
  journal={Pediatric clinics of North America},
  volume={50 6},
Heart transplant is an effective therapy for children with end-stage heart disease. Success of this treatment depends on coordination and careful communication among the family, primary care physician, and transplant team. Primary care physicians play an essential role in the monitoring and management of the medical, nutritional, developmental, and psychosocial issues of pediatric heart transplant patients and their families (Box 3). Ongoing assessment of the child and parent's progress in… CONTINUE READING

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