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Transplantation - Heart

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.
October 20, 2023
The authors investigated over 100 cases of pregnancies among heart transplant recipients in the US using a national dataset. Heart transplant mothers had a staggering sixteen-fold adjusted risk of severe maternal morbidity (24.8 percent vs. 1.7 percent in the general population) at 330 days of follow up.
September 21, 2023
This video demonstrates surgical implantation of a Berlin Heart EXCOR in a two-month-old patient with dilated cardiomyopathy.
August 30, 2023
The authors reported the prognostic impact of donor transmitted coronary artery disease in heart transplantation in their retrospective multicenter cohort study. They found that TCAD was not associated with reduced survival.
August 24, 2023
The authors present the first autoregulated total artificial heart implant in the United States. The Aeson total artificial heart provides biventricular support with improvements in hemocompatibility and autoregulation in response to higher filling pressures, when compared to previous generations.
August 17, 2023
Can we increase the rate and consistency of organ donation from donors experiencing out-of-hospital arrest? What are the challenges and opportunities associated with procurement from this population?
April 28, 2023
The first ever heart transplant with a still-beating heart from a donor who had undergone cardiac death was performed recently at Stanford Medicine. This method allows for less cardiac injury and a lower chance of morbidity for the recipient.
March 31, 2023
Since granular single-center data is lacking for the SynCardia total artificial heart, this study reported outcomes in 100 TAH recipients in a single high-volume center. The study found that 61 percent of patients underwent successful transplant while 39 percent died on TAH support.
March 8, 2023
This video shows the unique bicaval technique for implantation of a donor heart.