|Title:||Non-transplant cardiac surgery for end-stage dilated cardiomyopathy in small children||Authors:||Hsu R.-B.
|Issue Date:||2003||Journal Volume:||22||Journal Issue:||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.
|ISSN:||1053-2498||DOI:||10.1016/S1053-2498(02)00486-2||metadata.dc.subject.other:||article; child; childhood disease; clinical article; controlled study; death; diastolic blood pressure; disease severity; female; heart dilatation; heart ejection fraction; heart left ventricle pressure; heart transplantation; human; infant; lung artery pressure; male; mitral valve replacement; mortality; priority journal; treatment outcome; Cardiac Surgical Procedures; Cardiomyopathy, Dilated; Child; Child, Preschool; Female; Hospital Mortality; Humans; Infant; Male
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