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Heart Transplant

September 23, 2016
The Johns Hopkins group reviewed their experience with mediastinal exploration for bleeding after cardiac surgery during the period from 2011 through June 2014, and retrospectively reviewed the outcomes of two categories of patients:  (1)  Planned Reexploration, defined as patients left open at the initial operation with a plan for a second-look proc
April 28, 2016
Stephen Westaby reflects on his extraordinary career in cardiac surgery in an interview with Leanne Harling, which was filmed at the 2015 EACTS Annual Meeting in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
January 7, 2016
In a discussion filmed at the 2015 EACTS Annual Meeting in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Jan Gummert and Hermann Reichenspurner consider the current state of heart transplantation, including LVADs and the total artificial heart.
November 5, 2015
This is a very intersting case review in which the authors describe a successful heart transplant from a 37 year old donor on VV ECMO to a 62 year old female recipeint. The authors postulate that this successful outcome may expand the available donor pool for heart transplantation.
November 3, 2015
Heart transplantation still remains the gold standard therapy for end-stage heart failure, although several other approaches have emerged, such as biventricular pacing, left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) and total artificial heart.
September 17, 2015
Arthur Caplan of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical center poses a difficult ethical question: how many hearts should one child receive? Dr. Caplan presents the case of a young patient who recently received a third heart transplant. 
September 4, 2015
Changes in risk profile and outcomes over 40 years were assessed from the Stanford experience with heart transplant in children.  Age at transplant decreased in the most recent time period from about 10 to 5.6 years.  The use of mechnical support as bridge increased dramatically over the time of the study.  Long-term survival increased dramatically,
May 5, 2015
In this paper, Nilsson et al present the first international survival prediction model for heart-transplanted patients.  The findings from this study show that a flexible non-linear artificial neural network model can be used to predict both short- and longterm mortality with higher accuracy.
April 14, 2015
Filmed at the 2015 STS Annual Meeting in San Diego, Michael Bolanos and Mark Slaughter discuss topics in mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation.
April 10, 2015
Transplantations of hearts from donors >50 years (n=26) were compared to 136 transplantations of hearts from younger donors. Hearts from older donors were preferably transplanted to older recipients, who had also longer waiting times.

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