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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A crew of pediatric coronary heart transplant surgeons at Dell Youngsters’s Medical Middle reached a milestone.
The crew efficiently implanted a donor coronary heart into an 18-year-old affected person with end-stage coronary heart failure, in keeping with Ascension Texas on Monday.
The hospital stated the 18-year-old additionally suffered from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is when the guts muscle turns into abnormally thick and makes it tougher for the guts to pump blood. He additionally had Ebstein’s anomaly, a uncommon congenital coronary heart defect that impacts the tricuspid valve on the correct aspect of the guts, in keeping with Ascension Texas.
The affected person was admitted to Dell Youngsters’s in August, a number of weeks after the medical middle announced its new Transplant Program.
The guts transplant crew is led by pediatric coronary heart surgeons Dr. Charles Fraser and Dr. Ziv Beckerman and surgical director Dr. Carlos Mery.
The affected person is being at the moment cared for by Dr. Chesney Castleberry, medical director of the Pediatric Coronary heart Failure and Transplant Program, and is predicted to be despatched house within the coming weeks.
Castleberry stated they’re already prepped to tackle extra procedures.
“Now we have a giant crew right here able to do one other one tomorrow, if we needed to. Now we have one other two youngsters who’re actively ready on our record, and we’ve been getting a number of inquiries from youngsters each within the Central Texas space in addition to past, as a result of now we have actually nice surgical experience and actually, a powerful crew right here at Dell Youngsters’s,” she stated. “That’s one thing to be very, very pleased with for Austin.”
The process was all made doable by a partnership between Dell Youngsters’s, the Texas Middle for Pediatric and Congenital Coronary heart Illness and UT Well being Austin. UT Well being Austin is the medical apply of the Dell Medical College at The College of Texas at Austin, in keeping with Ascension Texas.
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