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Heart transplantation surgery in children and young adults with congenital heart disease.

BACKGROUND: Pediatric cardiac transplantation remains a surgical challenge as a variety of cardiac and vessel malformation are present in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Despite limited availability and acceptability of donor hearts, the number of heart transplantations remains on a stable level with improved survival and quality of life.

OBSERVATION: As treatment options for CHD continue to improve and the chances of survival increase, more adult CHD patients are listed for transplantation. This review focuses on the clinical challenges and modified techniques of pediatric heart transplantations.

CONCLUSION: Not only knowledge of the exact anatomy, but above all careful planning, interdisciplinary cooperation and surgical experience are prerequisites for surgical success.

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