30 minutes | Jul 9, 2021

Pediheart Podcast #171: Associations Of Tracheostomy And Outcomes Of Pediatric Heart Transplantation

This week we delve into the heart failure and transplantation realm when we review a recent large scale PHIS database study assessing the associations of tracheostomy and outcomes of pediatric heart transplantation. Are tracheostomies associated with worse outcomes or mediastinitis? Who is a good candidate for this therapy? How difficult is it to discuss this option with families and why? These are amongst the questions reviewed with the senior author of this work, Professor Antonio Cabrera of the University of Utah. DOI: 10.1111/petr.13904
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