Heart Transplant in Children Surgery and Quality of Life Afterwards  QA
Heart Surgeon Dr. Luca Vricella discusses pediatric heart transplants. He reviews what the surgery entails, recovery, and quality of life. Questions answered: 1. Describe what you do. (0:11) 2. Briefly describe heart transplant surgery. (0:25) 3. What are some factors that may make a heart surgery more complex? (1:07) 4. What is the recovery like after surgery? (1:44) 5. What kind of scar will be present after surgery? (2:20) 6. What is the long term prognosis for children who have had a heart transplant, how is their future quality of life? (2:42) 7. How long does a heart transplant last and are patients likely to need another transplant later in life? (4:31) 8. Why should a parent come to Hopkins for treatment of pediatric heart conditions? (5:12) The Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/heart_vascular_institute Johns Hopkins Pediatric Cardiology http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/heart_vascular_institute/clinical_services/specialty_areas/pediatric_cardiology.html Johns Hopkins Transplant Program http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/transplant/programs/heart/index.html