The use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in pediatric patients awaiting heart transplantation.

@article{Dubin2003TheUO,
  title={The use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in pediatric patients awaiting heart transplantation.},
  author={Anne M. Dubin and Charles I. Berul and Laura M. Bevilacqua and Kathryn K. Collins and Susan P. Etheridge and Arnold L. Fenrich and Richard A. Friedman and Robert M. Hamilton and Michael Schaffer and Maully J. Shah and Michael J. Silka and George F Van Hare and Naomi J. Kertesz},
  journal={Journal of cardiac failure},
  year={2003},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={375-9}
}
BACKGROUND This multicenter study evaluated experience with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) as a bridge to orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) in children. METHODS The application of ICD therapy continues to expand in pediatric populations, due in part to improved technology and new indications, including the prevention of sudden death while awaiting OHT. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of ICD databases at 9 pediatric transplant centers. RESULTS Twenty-eight… CONTINUE READING
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