ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Orthotopic heart transplantation in a two-year-old patient with dilated cardiomyopathy
Mehmet Emin Özdoğan1, Erkan İriz1, Dilek Erer1, Serdar Kula2, Ayşe Tana Aslan3, Yusuf Ünal4, Tuba Dönmez1, Rana Olguntürk2
1Gazi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
2Gazi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Pediyatrik Kardiyoloji Bilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
3Gazi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Pediyatrik Göğüs Hastalıkları Bilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
4Gazi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Anesteziyoloji ve Reanimasyon Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.173
Pediatric heart transplantation is indicated with end-stage heart failure or complex inoperable congenital heart defects. In this article, we report the first youngest (2 years old) successfully pediatric heart transplantation after 25 years compared to literature indicating limited pediatric donor pool and trained surgeon team. Our experience suggests that heart transplantation of pediatric patients requires multidisciplinary collaboration.
Keywords : Heart transplantation; intensive care unit; pediatric
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