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Heart and Lung

September 5, 2019
The January update of an expert panel from the American College of Chest Physicians on the expanding clinical entity of pulmonary hypertension, especially pertinent to the transplant community.
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
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.
August 17, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest A congenital heart surgeon in Boston, Massachusetts, was once a patient himself.
August 17, 2018
A useful if somewhat belated account of the Papworth experience in lung donation after circulatory determined death (DCD) until 2015. There are no data on heart and lung transplants in that 6-year period. No DCD recipient required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and DCD single lung recipients did badly.
November 16, 2017
The incoming issue of the Journal comes with an interesting group of papers revolving around a provocative topic: work from Seattle on the absence of predictive value of standard pulmonary function tests in LVAD surgery.  Vivek Rao takes the opportunity to present his thoughts in this brief editorial, the important central message of which cannot be
November 1, 2016
An interesting case series of cardiotoxicity of modern chemotherapy attempting to elucidate mechanisms of heart failure.
March 2, 2015
This study evaluated outcomes of synchronous or delayed kidney Tx in patients with lung or heart-lung transplant.  Delayed living-donor kidney Tx was associated with favorable outcomes.  Synchronous cadaver kidney transplant at the time of heart-lung or lung transplant was clinically challenging.

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