Heart Transplantation

  • Josef ThulEmail author
  • Dietrich Klauwer


The pediatric heart transplantation Chap. 17 deals with indications, preparations, and preoperative management of recipient and donor while addressing the medical treatment of children undergoing heart transplantation. Besides routine posttransplant treatment of the recipient, preemptive therapy and diagnostic investigations of complex complications are described with respect to hemodynamics, immunosuppression, and infectious diseases. Special emphasis is placed on rejection, posttransplant systemic hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, and AB0-incompatible transplantation in children.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Heart Center of Giessen, Children’s Heart Transplantation Center, UKGM GmbHGiessenGermany
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsSingen Medical Center, Gesundheitsverbund Landkreis Konstanz, Krankenhausbetriebsgesellschaft Hegau-Bodensee-KlinikumSingenGermany

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