Will a child with ebstein's anomaly require a heart transplant?

Unlikely. End-stage cardiomyopathy and congenital heart disease with ventricular failure are the primary indications.
Usually not. Ebtsein's anomaly is often mild and may be asymptomatic for a long time. Moderate or severe cases with a lot of leakage of the valve usually require surgery to repair the tricuspid valve. These are mostly successful nowadays transplant is rarely indicated.

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What if your child needed a heart transplant? How do you find a heart that small?

You're right. It's a big problem. There aren't many. Most heart transplant donors in adults come from motorcycle accidents. Obviously there aren't many children, thank goodness. Read more...
OPOs find them. Small children need to receive hearts from brain dead small donors, roughly the same age. In the us every state has organ procurement organizations that search out such potential donors. Read more...

Will my child need a heart transplant if he has pulmonic stenosis?

NO. I have had many patients with pulmonic stenosis and they have not needed transplants. Most people live a perfectly normal life. It depends on the degree of stenosis. Some people may need their valve replaced as adults. A cardiologist can offer more information. Read more...
No. Pulmonary stenosis (ps) without other heart problems is relatvely easy to manage. Only a small fraction of children with ps require any sort of repair, which is often possible with a catheter procedure rather than surgery. Heart transplant would not be considered unless there were other more severe cardiac issues in addition to ps. Read more...
No. There is an exception to every rule, but a heart transplant is not something i associate with isolated pulmonary stenosis. Read more...

Will my child need a heart transplant if she only has a single ventricle?

No. As long as the rest of her heart is in good condition, surgery can usually repair a single ventricle. Heart transplants are usually only done if all the heart muscle is damaged. Read more...
Hopefully not. 350-400 pediatric heart transplants procedures occur worldwide annually. The number of children who have failing cardiac function late after palliative surgery for congenital heart disease is increasing. An example is "failed fontan" - the usual repair for a single ventricle.One of the most common indications for infant heart transplantation is hypoplastic left heart - a single ventricle. Read more...
Possible. Every child is different, so it is impossible to predict what will happen to your child. Remember that statistics apply to a whole population, not each individual. But in general, ~ one-third of single-ventricle patients require a transplant during their life-time with today's medical knowledge. Remember, these statistics change as medicine improves too. Please discuss with peds cardio. Read more...

Is it possible a heart transplant ever been done on a baby before birth?

No. A heart transplant cannot be done before birth because of many risks including rejection, but some heart repairs can be done before the baby is born. A children's hospital with a prenatal congenital heart program can help with deciding what is possible. Read more...

If a 9 month old baby is having a heart transplant, can they get a 13 year olds heart?

No, too large. Heart transplants require removal of the patient's diseased heart and replacement with a healthy heart within the same space in the chest in almost all cases (called orthotopic). This space is limited by the lungs, ribs, spine and sternum which means there is not alot of range in size. Judgment about the size matching is a major aspect of heart transplantation. Best of luck. Read more...

What is a change for heart transplant for a baby born with hypoplasie right ventricular, no tricuspid, vdc defect?

Heart transplant. Assuming you can get an appropriate sized heart and having the surgery at a universtity teaching hospital you baby stands an excellent chance of survival. Read more...