Mechanical circulatory support as a bridge to combined dual organ transplantation in children

J Heart Lung Transplant. 2006 Dec;25(12):1480-2. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2006.09.007. Epub 2006 Nov 13.


The use of mechanical circulatory support as a bridge to cardiac transplantation is now an accepted therapeutic option. Also, as the criteria for organ transplantation have broadened, multi-organ transplantation has become more feasible. We report the cases of 2 children with end-stage heart failure and renal failure who were successfully bridged to combined, single-donor heart and kidney transplantation with mechanical circulatory support.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Cardiac Output, Low / surgery*
  • Child
  • Female
  • Heart Transplantation*
  • Heart-Assist Devices*
  • Humans
  • Kidney Transplantation*
  • Renal Insufficiency / surgery*
  • Tissue Donors
  • Treatment Outcome