Impact of durable ventricular assist devices on post-transplant outcomes in adults with congenital heart disease

for the ACTION Learning Network, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Sub-Committee

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    Abstract

    Background: There are no published data on post-transplant outcomes in durable ventricular assist device (VAD)-supported adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) patients. Methods: We compared post-transplant outcomes in VAD-supported vs non-VAD-supported ACHD patients using the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients. Results: At 1 year, there was no difference in post-transplant mortality between VAD-supported (12 patients) and non-VAD-supported (671 patients) ACHD patients. Conclusions: In appropriate ACHD patients, VAD use as a bridge to transplant is a reasonable strategy.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    JournalCongenital Heart Disease
    DOIs
    StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019

    Keywords

    • adult congenital heart disease
    • heart transplant
    • ventricular assist device

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
    • Surgery
    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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