Patient Care Several private hospitals in Kolkata, India, have applied for licenses to perform heart and lung transplants in a region underserved for transplant of these organs.
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August 18, 2017
August 11, 2017
Patient Care A heart team at Kingston Health Sciences Centre in Ontario performs the first hybrid cardiac ablation for atrial fibrillation in Canada.
August 4, 2017
Patient Care An Iraqi boy from Mosul went from Jordan to Australia for surgery to correct the blood flow through his heart and repair a hole between his ventricles.
July 20, 2017
Failing Fontan circulation poses risk factors for cardiac transplantation that are distinct from patients needing transplantation for other congenital heart diseases.
July 14, 2017
Mid-term results of bilateral lung transplant with postoperatively extended intraoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for severe pulmonary hypertension
June 28, 2017
The authors report on 38 patients who underwent bilateral lung transplantation for severe pulmonary hypertension with routine application of prophylactic postoperative veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
May 17, 2017
UNOS data for over 14,500 isolated heart transplant patients were analyzed to assess the relationship between donor distance from the transplantation center and recipient mortality at 30 days and 1 year. Ischemic time correlated with donor distance.
March 29, 2017
The esteemed authors are to be commended on the detailed but readable desciption of their technique under the heading 'Indication and Surgical Technique of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and CentriMag Device' (page 753)
February 5, 2017
A review of particular interest for procurement (retrieval) of hearts after brain injury, especially subarachnoid bleeding, the commonest cause of death in DBD in our practice. The authors discuss, amongst other things, the early stress micro-infarcts that may limit the performance of the donated heart, especally in female donors with sub a
Donor Troponin and Survival After Cardiac Transplantation. An Analysis of the United Network of Organ Sharing Registry
June 25, 2016
A large retrospective study of the UNOS database advances that elevated troponin I in selected cardiac donors is NOT associated with various adverse events. The conclusion is likely to stimulate heated discussions.