Posts Tagged ‘congenital heart disease’

June 21, 2013

Advanced Therapies for Congenital Heart Disease: Ventricular Assist Devices and Heart Transplantation.


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This article reviews heart transplant and mechanical circulatory support approaches and outcomes in the management of congenital heart disease; a growing demographic in the adult heart transplant community.

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June 21, 2013

Long-term outcome in patients treated with combined heart and liver transplantation for familial amyloidotic cardiomyopathy


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Currently, adults with congenital heart disease account for 3% of heart and nearly 40% of heart_lung transplant recipients worldwide. Ten years of patient outcomes were reviewed between 2001 and 2011. This single center, high volume center demonstrated comparable early and mid-term outcomes in adult congenital heart patients to general outcomes when careful recipient selection was […]

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June 21, 2013

Clinical outcomes after ventricular assist device implantation in adults with complex congenital heart disease.


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This single center case series from the Texas Heart Institute describes the clinical challanges and outcomes of 6 patients with complex CHD who underwent VAD implantation with a variety of devices. A future article (epub) is pending in the same journal (JHLT) which may provide further insight into this challenging patient population: Heart transplantation for […]

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