From November 1985 through December 1996, 128 patients aged 1 day to 18 years (mean age, 4.7 yrs; median, 3 years) were listed for heart transplant. Forty-seven (36.1%) died after a mean wait of 3.1 months, and 62 underwent transplant after a mean wait of 4 months. Two patients underwent retransplantation. The 1-, 5-, and 11-year actuarial survival rate for the patients who underwent heart transplantation is 68%, 62%, and 42%, respectively. The follow-up ranges from 0 to 132 months, with a mean follow- up of 39 months. At present, 36 patients, including the 2 who received a retransplant, are alive. Most of them have normal growth, development, and neurologic outcome.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine