This section of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) Registry Report covers the pediatric lung and heart-lung transplantation experience from January 1986 through June 2011. During this time, 1,770 pediatric lung transplant and 660 pediatric heart-lung transplant procedures were reported to the Registry. In 2010, the last complete year included in this 15th official Pediatric Lung and Heart-Lung Transplantation Report, 126 pediatric lung transplant procedures were reported, compared with 97 procedures in 2005. The figures, however, contain only the pediatric lung transplant procedures that were reported to the ISHLT Registry and, thus, may not reflect numbers of pediatric lung procedures undertaken worldwide. This years Registry report incorporates a summary of data analyses performed by the Registry this year that is supplemented by further analyses and additional figures that are available on the ISHLT Registrys Web site (www.ishlt.org/ registries). The 2012 Registry Report does not include detailed analyses and figures of pediatric lung retransplantation because those data were presented in last years report and the annually performed number of pediatric lung retransplant procedures is low.1 Data on pediatric heart-lung transplantation are presented in this years ISHLT Registry Report as these data were not displayed in the 2011 Registry Report.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine