A 37-year-old member asked:
What are the chances for an 8-year-old who needs a heart transplant to get a donated heart?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 28 years experience
Pretty good: Between 1999 and 2006, 1874 children (age <18) were listed as status 1a (most critical need for heart transplant). Of those, 17% died, 63% received transplants, and 8% recovered and 12% remained listed as of 2006. Circulation. 2009; 119: 717-727.
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General Surgery 56 years experience
Good: The children's networks are pretty good.
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Last updated May 26, 2016
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