Pediatric Orthotopic Heart Transplant

Erhan Urganci, Thomas Aschacher, Dominik Wiedemann, Judith Schiefer, Andreas Zuckermann, Günther Laufer, Ina Michel-Behnke & Daniel Zimpfer
Introduction
In pediatric patients with severe congenital heart disease and end-stage heart failure, cardiac transplant may be the only option. Especially in patients with a medical history of multiple open-heart surgeries, it is a technically demanding procedure and requires a well-trained team with experience in congenital heart disease (1). The first attempt of pediatric heart transplantation was made by Dr Adrian Kantrowitz in New York in 1967. Considerable progress has been made since that time in...
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