|Title:||Non-Transplant Cardiac Surgery for End-Stage Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Small Children||Authors:||HSU, RON-BIN||Keywords:||PARTIAL LEFT VENTRICULECTOMY;HEART-FAILURE;INFANT||Issue Date:||2003||Journal Volume:||v.22||Journal Issue:||n.1||Start page/Pages:||94-97||Source:||JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION||Abstract:||
Between October 1997 and December 2000, a total of 7 pediatric patients with end-stage dilated cardiomyopathy ( DCM) were referred to our service for heart transplantation; non-transplant cardiac surgery was offered as a biologic bridge. Two patients died before surgery and the in-hospital surgical mortality. rate was 50%: 75% in 4 patients who received emergency surgery and 0% in 2 patients who received urgent surgery. Non-transplant cardiac surgery improved, clinical outcome and acted as a biologic bridge, instead of a mechanical bridge, to heart transplantation in small children with DCM and severe heart failure.
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