Trends in the indications and survival in pediatric heart transplants: a 24-year single-center experience in 307 patients.

@article{Voeller2012TrendsIT,
  title={Trends in the indications and survival in pediatric heart transplants: a 24-year single-center experience in 307 patients.},
  author={Rochus K. Voeller and Deirdre Epstein and Tracey J. Guthrie and Sanjiv K. Gandhi and Charles E. Canter and Charles B. Huddleston},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={94 3},
  pages={
          807-15; discussion 815-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Heart transplantation is the only viable treatment for children with end-stage heart failure due to congenital heart disease (CHD) or cardiomyopathy. This study reviewed the trends in the indications for transplant and survival after transplant during the past 24 years. METHODS A retrospective review was performed of the 307 heart transplants performed at our center since 1986. To analyze the trends in the indications for transplant as well as operative death and late-survival, the… CONTINUE READING

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