Heart Transplantation for Heart Failure in Children

Elfriede Pahl*, Anne I. Dipchand, Michael Burch

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Heart transplantation has become standard therapy for end-stage heart failure in children with cardiomyopathy as well as complex congenital heart disease, and has a significant effect on survival and quality of life. The indications for listing and referral for transplantation are outlined. Evaluation for heart transplantation is discussed, including full pretransplant assessment. ABO incompatible listing and HLA sensitization are discussed, and listing algorithms are outlined for different countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-589
Number of pages15
JournalHeart Failure Clinics
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010

Keywords

  • Heart failure
  • Heart transplantation
  • Indications
  • Pediatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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