Johns Hopkins pediatric cardiac surgeon Luca Vricella discusses what can be done while children wait for a heart transplant. He reviews associated conditions, surgery preparations and treatment options. To schedule an appointment, call 443-287-1262.

Questions answered:
1. Describe what you do. (0:11)
2. What conditions cause a child to need a heart transplant? (0:25)
3. What would you tell a patient's family who is just been told their child needs a heart transplant? (1:50)
4. What options are there for keeping a child stable while they wait for a heart transplant? (2:51)
5. How are assist devices implanted? (4:29)
6. Why do you do what you do? (5:15)
7. Why should a parent come to Hopkins for treatment of pediatric heart conditions? (6:14)

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Luca Vricella, MD.

Luca Vricella, MD

Associate Professor, Surgery and Pediatrics

Associate Professor, Surgery and PediatricsPediatric Cardiac Surgery and Heart Transplantation Languages: English, French, Italian  Expertise: Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Aortic Aneurysms, Aortic Coarcation, Aortic Surgery, ...

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