Ex Vivo Cryoablation of Wolff-Parkinson-White in a Donor Heart Prior to Pediatric Heart Transplantation


Scott R. Ceresnak, ceresnak@yahoo.com


This report describes the use of a donor heart with ventricular pre-excitation for pediatric orthotopic heart transplantation and the successful surgical cryoablation of the donor heart prior to transplantation. The issues related to the preoperative evaluation and surgical management of the donor heart with Wolff-Parkinson White syndrome are discussed.