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Transplantation - Heart

June 5, 2024
This report comprises the contents of the presentations and following discussions of a workshop of the German Heart Transplant Centers in Martinsried, Germany on cardiac xenotransplantation.
May 2, 2024
A fifty-four-year-old woman became the first person to simultaneously receive a gene-edited pig kidney transplant and mechanical heart valve implantation. Surgeons performed the heart pump procedure first before performing the transplant days later.
April 25, 2024
The authors discuss the challenges of creating a successful transplant system in Colombia, where surgeons tackle socioeconomic and technological hurdles with creative solutions.
April 24, 2024
Heart transplantation for adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) is associated with challenging pretransplant support, long waitlists, and high early post-transplant mortality.
March 19, 2024
Heart transplantation (HT) is the only life extending option in adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) and end stage heart failure. This study evaluated outcomes after heart transplantation in adults with univentricular versus biventricular CHD. One-hundred-forty-nine patients were included, 55 of whom (36.9 percent) had univentricular CHD.
March 14, 2024
Between 2001 and 2021, 51 percent (n = 28,012) of US pediatric heart donors underwent cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Donor acceptance was lower after CPR (54 percent versus 66 percent; P < .001) and across successive quartiles of CPR duration (P < .001).
February 6, 2024
This video demonstrates an orthotopic heart transplant using the bicaval technique.
February 1, 2024
Infants awaiting pediatric heart transplantation (PHT) have long waitlist duration and high mortality due to donor shortage. This study examined whether increased donor-recipient weight ratio (DRWR) higher than 2.0, the recommended cutoff, resulted in adverse outcomes. 1,392 infants undergoing PHT between 2007 and 2020 were included.
November 9, 2023
An official press release from the University of Maryland School of Medicine announced the passing of Mr. Lawrence Faucette, the patient with terminal heart failure who received the world’s second genetically modified pig heart transplant. Mr.
October 26, 2023
This study determined which measurement—height, weight, BMI, BSA, predicted heart mass, total cardiac volume (TCV)—is most important for assessing donor-recipient heart size mismatch.