Fontan Patient Survival After Pediatric Heart Transplantation Has Improved in the Current Era.

@article{Simpson2017FontanPS,
  title={Fontan Patient Survival After Pediatric Heart Transplantation Has Improved in the Current Era.},
  author={K. Elizabeth Simpson and Elizabeth P Pruitt and James K. Kirklin and David C. Naftel and Rakesh Kumar Singh and R. Erik Edens and Aliessa P. Barnes and Charles E. Canter},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={103 4},
  pages={
          1315-1320
        }
}
BACKGROUND Historically, patients with a prior Fontan procedure for complex congenital heart disease (CHD) have been considered at higher risk for death after heart transplant (HT) compared with other HT transplant candidates. With the overall trend of improved survival of pediatric HT recipients, it is unclear of Fontan patient post-HT survival has also improved in the current era. METHODS Data from the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study database for Fontan patients who underwent HT was… CONTINUE READING
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