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Nov 3, 2021

JHLT: The Podcast is back with an all-pediatric episode for November! Join Daniel R. Goldstein, MD, Editor-in-Chief of JHLT, and the JHLT Digital Media Editors for TWO interviews with authors from the November issue of The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Headshot of Dr. Richard IssittFirst, the editors speak with Dr. Richard Issitt, FCCP, from the perfusion department at Great Ormond Steret Hospital in London. Dr. Issitt is the lead author on a paper entitled “Intraoperative anti-A/B immunoadsorption is associated with significantly reduced blood product utilization with similar outcomes in pediatric ABO-incompatible heart transplantation.” Beginning at 2:05, Erika Lease, MD, interviews Dr. Issitt about the goals and findings of the study, plus potential clinical criteria and future studies.

Headshot of Dr. Joe RossanoStarting at 15:30, Van-Khue Ton, MD, PhD, and Marty Tam, MD, are in conversation with Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, FAAP, FACC, head of the division of cardiology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, about his group’s study from the November issue: “The influence of mechanical Circulatory support on post-transplant outcomes in pediatric patients: A multicenter study from the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) Registry.” Dr. Rossano discusses the discontinuation of HVAD, linkage of ECMO to poor outcomes in pediatric patients, the safety of VAD implantation, and application in CHD patients.

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This episode of JHLT: The Podcast, but not the studies within, is sponsored by Paragonix.

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