Neonatal cardiac transplantation. Intermediate-term results and incidence of rejection. Loma Linda University Pediatric Heart Transplant Group.

@article{Chiavarelli1992NeonatalCT,
  title={Neonatal cardiac transplantation. Intermediate-term results and incidence of rejection. Loma Linda University Pediatric Heart Transplant Group.},
  author={Mario Chiavarelli and Mark M. Boucek and Sandra L. Nehlsen-Cannarella and Steven R. Gundry and Anees J. Razzouk and Leonard L. Bailey},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={127 9},
  pages={1072-5; discussion 1075-6}
}
Early age at cardiac transplantation may favor successful engrafting with minimal chronic immunosuppression. Fifty-two newborns underwent orthotopic heart transplantation; 47 (90%) survived the operation, and 44 (85%) were late survivors. Actuarial survival was 92% at 1 month, 86% at 1 year, and 84% at 5 years. Forty-four infants who survived 12 weeks and the corresponding 100 rejection episodes were analyzed. Mean follow-up was 2.2 years. The mean number of rejections per year of follow-up was… CONTINUE READING

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