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The impact of mechanical circulatory support on outcomes in pediatric heart transplantation

Friday, November 1, 2013

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Phil Botha, Ruth Solana, Jane Cassidy, Gareth Parry, Richard Kirk, Asif Hasan, and Massimo Griselli

The proportion of pediatric patients with mechanical circulatory support (MCS) prior to heart transplantation has increased from 27% to 51% in the recent years. These patients have a higher 30-day post-transplant mortality and suffer more neurological and respiratory sequelae. However, more transplantations were possible due to the use of MCS.

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