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Published on Dec 23, 2011
Johns Hopkins Heart Surgeon, Dr. Luca Vricella, discusses what can be done while children wait for a heart transplant. He reviews associated conditions, surgery preparations, and treatment options. To schedule an appointment, call 443-997-5437
Questions answered: 1. Describe what you do. (0:11) 2. What conditions cause a child to need a heart transplant? (0:25) 3. What would you tell a patient's family who is just been told their child needs a heart transplant? (1:50) 4. What options are there for keeping a child stable while they wait for a heart transplant? (2:51) 5. How are assist devices implanted? (4:29) 6. Why do you do what you do? (5:15) 7. Why should a parent come to Hopkins for treatment of pediatric heart conditions? (6:14)