Characteristics of an expert centre

Extensive experience with cardiothoracic surgery, including procedures requiring DHCA
Excellent pulmonary and cardiac services
Emphasis on pulmonary hypertension
Expert diagnostic imaging
Experienced multidisciplinary team comprising surgeons, radiologists, anaesthetists, intensivists, nurses, perfusionists, respiratory therapists and interventionalists, including specialists experienced in BPA
  • DHCA: deep hypothermic circulatory arrest; BPA: balloon pulmonary angioplasty. Data from [12].