Chapter 30. Recipient Characteristics

  1. Richard N. Fine MD Dean Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics3,
  2. Steven A. Webber MBChB, MRCP Professor of Pediatrics4,
  3. Kim M. Olthoff MD, FACS Associate Professor of Surgery Director5,
  4. Deirdre A. Kelly MD, FRCPI, FRCP, FRCPCH Professor of Paediatric Hepatology6 and
  5. William E. Harmon MD Professor of Pediatrics7
  1. Charles E. Canter MD Professor of Pediatrics1 and
  2. David C. Naftel PhD Professor of Surgery2

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312720.ch30

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition

How to Cite

Canter, C. E. and Naftel, D. C. (2007) Recipient Characteristics, in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition (eds R. N. Fine, S. A. Webber, K. M. Olthoff, D. A. Kelly and W. E. Harmon), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312720.ch30

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York 11794-8111, USA

  2. 4

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Children's Hospital, 3705 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

  3. 5

    Liver Transplant Program, University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2 Dulles, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

  4. 6

    The Liver Unit, Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Trust, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6NH, UK

  5. 7

    Division of Nephrology, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Hunn-319, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA

  2. 2

    University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405124072

Online ISBN: 9781444312720



  • angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE);
  • intravenous inotropic or mechanical circulatory support;
  • extracorporeal membrane oxygenators (ECMO);
  • panel reactive antibody (PRA) screens;
  • cardiac transplant research database (CTRD) database;
  • hypoplastic left heart syndrome;
  • ABO-incompatible heart transplantation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Demographics

  • Etiology of Cardiac Disease

  • Severity of Illness

  • Special Populations

  • Conclusions

  • References