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Heart Transplant

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.
October 11, 2022
This video shows implantation of the 70 cc SynCardia total artificial heart for advanced dilated cardiomyopathy.
September 30, 2022
This editorial describes the evolving pathway of diagnosing a disease that is predicted to augment the indication for orthotopic cardiac transplantation. Cardiac involvement of sarcoidosis accounts for the majority of deaths in sarcoidosis patients, so it is important to better understand its symptoms.
September 15, 2022
Over the past three decades, more than 76,000 heart transplantations have been performed. This study evaluated trends and outcomes of patients who underwent the procedure to treat peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM)—a disease limited to female patients—the frequency of which increased over the study period.
September 8, 2022
According to Duke University Health, a team of its surgeons has completed the first partial heart transplant, with living arteries and valves from a donated heart fused onto the heart of the existing newborn patient.
July 20, 2022
A year ago, a twelve-year-old girl became the youngest person in Canada undergo surgery to receive a total artificial heart. The device, which can essentially replace an entire human heart for a limited period of time, has only been used fifty-eight times in Canada to date.
July 20, 2022
This video describes how to perform a recipient cardiectomy using the bicaval technique for implantation during an orthotopic heart transplantation.
May 3, 2022
This video is a "how we do it" style demonstration of how the authors procure hearts from donors after circulatory death using normothermic regional perfusion.

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