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.
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Transplantation - Heart
March 31, 2023
March 8, 2023
This video shows the unique bicaval technique for implantation of a donor heart.
March 7, 2023
This video demonstrates the authors’ technique of cardiectomy in orthotopic heart transplantation, leaving the recipient's atrial septum.
February 23, 2023
The first minimally invasive artificial heart transplant surgery in China was completed in a patient experiencing severe heart failure. By implanting the left ventricular assist device using only two small incisions, surgeons were able to increase the patient’s quality of life as he waits for a donor heart.
February 23, 2023
Because of advances in the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV), an increasing number of HCV-positive donors have become eligible to donate for heart transplant. This study aimed to conclude just how large that increase has been and the resulting outcomes.
February 16, 2023
At UCSF, which has one of the longest running organ transplant programs in the United States, an all-women team led by Dr. Amy Fiedler performed a heart transplant for the first time recently. According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, this may have also been the first all-women team in history to perform a heart transplant.
The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation/Heart Failure Society of America Guideline on Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support
February 12, 2023
This guideline on acute mechanical circulatory support covers medical and surgical treatment of cardiogenic and pulmonary shock, management of patients supported with temporary mechanical circulatory support devices, complications, special populations, as well as palliative care, social and ethical dilemmas.
Study Demonstrates Unexpected Electrical Changes in First Successful Transplant of Genetically Modified Pig Heart
November 17, 2022
Researchers continue to report findings from the first genetically modified pig heart transplant into a human ten months after the surgery. Their latest study found unexpected electrocardiogram results in the patient, which the authors say did not contribute to heart failure.
November 4, 2022
New data, to be presented at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting November 5-7, 2022, shows that hearts from COVID-19 positive donors may be as safe to transplant as those from donors without the virus.
October 21, 2022
A new study shows that white heart transplant patients are twice as likely to receive a heart transplant or ventricular assist device as Black heart transplant patients, perpetuating existing inequalities in healthcare access. Experts emphasize that this is due to differences in education and access, not biological determinants.