Clinical Issues and Controversies in Heart Failure and Transplantation.

TitleClinical Issues and Controversies in Heart Failure and Transplantation.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsRossano JW, Hoffman TM, Jefferies JL, Lorts A, Kirsch RE, Thiagarajan RR
JournalWorld J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg
Volume7
Issue1
Pagination63-71
Date Published2016 Jan
ISSN2150-136X
KeywordsChild, Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation, Heart-Assist Devices, Humans, Intensive Care Units
Abstract

Heart failure is a common problem among children admitted in the intensive care unit and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. As such, the 2014 meeting of the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society included a session on Clinical Controversies in Heart Failure and Transplantation. This review contains the summaries of the podium presentations of this session and will cover some of the challenging aspects of caring for these patients including medical and mechanical support, fluid overload states, high-risk populations including those after heart transplantation, and end-of-life considerations.

DOI10.1177/2150135115606622
Alternate JournalWorld J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg
PubMed ID26714996