Published online by Cambridge University Press: 19 August 2019
Following a brief introduction listing the salient aspects of heart transplantation as they pertain to children, there is a detailed section on assessment of the explanted heart with special reference to cardiomyopathy and congenital heart disease. This is followed by a section on the implanted heart that deals with the problems of acute cellular rejection, chronic allograft vasculopathy and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder. Particular attention is paid to endomyocardial biopsy in these assessments. The chapter closes with sections on re-explant and on post-mortem assessment of the transplanted heart.