Current Status of Neonatal Heart Transplantation

  • Michael del Rio
  • Steven R. Gundry
  • Anees J. Razzouk
  • Richard Chinnock
  • Leonard L. Bailey


Neonatal heart transplantation has assumed equivalent, if not preferred, status in the treatment of complex congenital heart disease. Transplantation becomes even more efficacious when structural anomalies include systemic outflow obstruction. Its evolution through early experimental work on newborn goat allografts to the first successful cardiac allotrans-plant in 1985 in a neonate with hypoplastic left heart syndrome is well chronicled.1,2 These fundamental efforts documented normal growth, development and exercise tolerance in the recipient newborn.3


Heart Transplantation Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Actuarial Survival Heart Lung Transplant Complex Congenital Heart Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael del Rio
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Steven R. Gundry
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Anees J. Razzouk
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Richard Chinnock
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Leonard L. Bailey
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Loma Linda University Medical CenterLoma LindaUSA
  2. 2.Loma Linda University Children’s HospitalLoma LindaUSA
  3. 3.Loma Linda International Heart InstituteLoma LindaUSA

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