Pediatric heart-lung transplantation: Technique and special considerations

Horacio G. Carvajal, John P. Costello, Jacob R. Miller, Pirooz Eghtesady, Dilip S. Nath

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Heart-lung transplantation has historically been used as a definitive treatment for children with end-stage cardiopulmonary failure, although the number performed has steadily decreased over time. In this review, we discuss current indications, preoperative risk factors, outcomes, and heart-lung transplantation in unique patient subsets, including infants, children with single-ventricle physiology, tetralogy of Fallot/major aortopulmonary collateral arteries, and prior Potts shunt palliation. We also describe the different surgical techniques utilized in pediatric heart-lung transplantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-278
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2022


  • congenital heart disease
  • heart-lung transplantation
  • pediatric
  • surgical technique


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