Orthotopic cardiac transplantation for the neonate. The dilemma of the anencephalic donor

C. Mavroudis, R. W. Willis, M. Malias

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Abstract

From 1981 to 1985, a total of 46 cases of hypoplastic left heart syndrome were diagnosed in Kentucky hospitals. During the same period, there were 64 live births of anencephalic neonates in Kentucky, half of whom were of adequate size for organ donation. Philosophic and pragmatic discussions among physicians, ethicistis, and legislators must take place if organ donation by anencephalic subjects is to be used to ease the growing demand.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)389-391
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume97
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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