Identifiable Risk Factors and Miscalculations During Listing for Pediatric Heart Transplantation

Hugo Martinez, Samuel Wittekind, Roosevelt Bryant, James S. Tweddell, Clifford Chin

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to describe identifiable risk factors, complications, and pitfalls while listing pediatric patients for heart transplantation, which is the standard of care for end-stage heart disease in children. Since the introduction of cyclosporine in the 1980s, the management in pediatric heart transplantation has shown consistent improvement, mainly because of technological advances and the integration of multidisciplinary teams in the field. However, the complexity of this patient population makes medical providers vulnerable to complications as a result of undesirable mistakes. Transplant survival is impacted negatively when mistakes from health-care providers compound the high-risk status of the patient. The identification of multiple risk factors and undesirable miscalculations may help transplant teams make decisions before allocating organs, intervene or minimize morbidity, and provide the best quality of life to recipients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-8
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
Volume21
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018

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Heart Transplantation
Pediatrics
Transplants
Standard of Care
Health Personnel
Cyclosporine
Heart Diseases
Quality of Life
Morbidity
Population

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Identifiable Risk Factors and Miscalculations During Listing for Pediatric Heart Transplantation. / Martinez, Hugo; Wittekind, Samuel; Bryant, Roosevelt; Tweddell, James S.; Chin, Clifford.

In: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual, Vol. 21, 01.03.2018, p. 2-8.

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