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Transplantation - Heart

April 5, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest In this brief video, an oncologist shares some thoughts on the value of tumor board discussions and the importance of having them early in a patient’s care.   Drugs and Devices
April 4, 2019
Carmelo Milano discusses left ventricular assist device destination therapy and the future perspectives of mechanical circulatory support.
April 1, 2019
A robust meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on stem cell therapies for refractory angina, offering some encouragement.
March 26, 2019
The investigators published the final analysis of the MOMENTUM 3 trial comparing the fully magnetically levitated centrifugal continuous-flow HeartMate 3 pump to the mechanical-bearing axial continuous-flow HeartMate II pump.
March 15, 2019
Drugs and Devices The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the indications for the MitraClip™, made by Abbott, have been expanded to include secondary mitral regurgitation.
March 8, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest The American Heart Association has released a scientific statement summarizing emerging knowledge about sensitization after heart transplant.
March 1, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest One of the professional golfers who qualified for this weekend’s PGA Tour event is also a two-time heart transplant recipient.  
February 26, 2019
Today, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons published the third annual Pediatric Interagency Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support (PEDIMACS) report. Between Sep 19, 2012 and Dec 31, 2017, 423 patients (less than 19 years of age) in 30 hospitals were supported with 508 devices.
February 15, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest The Donor Alliance observes National Donor Day on February 14th in the US, encouraging people to #StartTheConversation about being an organ donor with their families.

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