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Heart Transplant

March 19, 2024
Heart transplantation (HT) is the only life extending option in adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) and end stage heart failure. This study evaluated outcomes after heart transplantation in adults with univentricular versus biventricular CHD. One-hundred-forty-nine patients were included, 55 of whom (36.9 percent) had univentricular CHD.
March 19, 2024
CTSNet continued its webinar series with ASAIO Journal on March 14, 2024 by enrolling cardiac surgery and heart transplantation professionals to discuss the topic, "Donor Heart Preservation and Resuscitating Marginal Donors: Hot or Cold?" Panelists included Dr. Michael E.
March 14, 2024
Between 2001 and 2021, 51 percent (n = 28,012) of US pediatric heart donors underwent cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Donor acceptance was lower after CPR (54 percent versus 66 percent; P < .001) and across successive quartiles of CPR duration (P < .001).
February 6, 2024
This video demonstrates an orthotopic heart transplant using the bicaval technique.
February 1, 2024
Infants awaiting pediatric heart transplantation (PHT) have long waitlist duration and high mortality due to donor shortage. This study examined whether increased donor-recipient weight ratio (DRWR) higher than 2.0, the recommended cutoff, resulted in adverse outcomes. 1,392 infants undergoing PHT between 2007 and 2020 were included.
January 24, 2024
This article highlights the first partial heart transplant in a newborn who was born with persistent truncus arteriosus and irreparable truncal valve dysfunction. This condition remains an issue due to the lack of implantable heart valves that can grow with the patient, and therefore patients require recurrent implant exchanges until adulthood.
January 23, 2024
Interesting conclusion on superiority of CRT over ICD
November 21, 2023
CTSNet hosted a joint webinar with ASAIO Journal on November 16, 2023 featuring a group of enthusiastic and industry-pushing professionals to discuss the topic, "The Total Artificial Heart—2024 and Beyond!" Panelists included Dr.
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.

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