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Heart Transplant

September 19, 2017
The authors queried the UNOS heart transplantation database to determine if LVAD device-related complications (DRCs) were associated with worse postoperative graft survival.  The 5 categories of DRCs were as follows:  device thrombosis, infection, device malfunction, life-threatening arrhythmias, and others.  
August 25, 2017
Patient Care Two critically ill patients receive heart transplants within 4 hours in a hospital in Mumbai, India, thanks to efficient and quick transport of the organs.
July 20, 2017
Failing Fontan circulation poses risk factors for cardiac transplantation that are distinct from patients needing transplantation for other congenital heart diseases.
June 13, 2017
A succinct review of cardiac amyloidosis, particularly relevant to transplant surgeons that are expected to see more patients with the condition
May 22, 2017
The purpose of this study was to evaluate differences in long-term survival without the influence of early mortality, and to identify factors associated with one-year conditional ten-year survival after heart transplantation across different age and diagnostic groups using the UNOS database.
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.
April 29, 2017
A succinct update relevant to all arrhythmia and heart failure surgeons. The concept of atrial cardiomyopathy is particularly stimulating.
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
October 11, 2016
This video demonstrates a “split-graft technique” for heart transplant following a hybrid bridge to transplantation approach in a neonate with an underlying diagnosis of aortic atresia and hypoplastic arch.

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