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The unnatural history of failing univentricular hearts: outcomes up to 25 years after heart transplantation.

Authors
  • Marrone, Chiara1
  • Ferrero, Paolo1
  • Uricchio, Nicola1
  • Sebastiani, Roberta2
  • Vittori, Claudia2
  • Ciuffreda, Matteo1
  • Terzi, Amedeo2
  • Galletti, Lorenzo1
  • 1 Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Unit, Cardiovascular Department, Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, Bergamo, Italy. , (Italy)
  • 2 Heart Transplantation Unit, Cardiovascular Department, Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, Bergamo, Italy. , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2017
Volume
25
Issue
6
Pages
892–897
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/icvts/ivx352
PMID: 29087513
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

HTx is a feasible option for patients with failing univentricular circulation, and although the mortality rate is high, this rate is still comparable to that in patients undergoing HTx for other congenital and non-congenital heart diseases.

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