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Cardiac Transplant Program
Cardiac Transplant Program

Cardiac Transplant Program

The heart transplant program at SickKids began in 1990. Since 1996, SickKids has been performing 16-20 transplants every year, maintaining a cardiac centre that is one of the busiest in the world. The innovative approach of ABO-incompatible heart transplantation for infants, started at SickKids in 1996, has also vastly improved the problem of organ donor crisis for infants.

By the spring of 2004, a total of 148 transplants had been performed, in children from Canada, USA and Japan. Post-transplant care continues to be provided by a multi-disciplinary team of paediatric transplant cardiologists, transplant nursing specialists, social workers, dietitians, occupational and physical therapists, pharmacists, doctors of adolescent medicine and psychologists.

See the history section for more information.

See Also :

The Transplant Centre 

Who we are

Meet our Faculty and staff members

What we do

Today, paediatric heart transplantation covers an age range from the fetus listed for transplant at 36 weeks to the late adolescent...

Links and resources

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