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Arch Dis Child 89:386-389 doi:10.1136/adc.2002.017186
  • Acute paediatrics

Current status of paediatric heart, lung, and heart-lung transplantation

  1. M Burch1,
  2. P Aurora2
  1. 1Dept of Cardiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK
  2. 2Dept of Respiratory Medicine, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr M Burch
    Dept of Cardiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London WC1N 3JH, UK; BurchM{at}gosh.nhs.uk
  • Accepted 29 June 2003

Abstract

Since the first successful heart transplantation by Christian Barnard in 1967, there have been over 60 000 heart transplants performed worldwide. Around 350 paediatric heart transplants are now performed annually and approximately 10% of these are in the UK.

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