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Too fat or too thin? Body habitus assessment in children listed for heart transplant and impact on outcome.

Authors
  • Kaufman, Beth D1
  • Nagle, Monica L
  • Levine, Selena R
  • Vijaynathan, Nirmala
  • Hanna, Brian D
  • Paridon, Stephen
  • Ravishankar, Chitra
  • Chrisant, Maryanne K
  • 1 Thoracic Organ Transplant Program, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4399, USA. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
Publication Date
May 2008
Volume
27
Issue
5
Pages
508–513
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.healun.2008.01.026
PMID: 18442716
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Abnormal BHA at listing was a prognostic factor for survival post-transplant. Obese children had increased mortality, but wasting did not adversely affect post-transplant survival in our population. Body habitus assessment may risk-stratify children at listing, potentially providing a complex target for intervention.

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