Heart Transplantation News and Research

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A heart transplant is an operation in which the diseased heart in a person is replaced with a healthy heart from a deceased donor. Ninety percent of heart transplants are performed on patients with end-stage heart failure.

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart is damaged or weakened and can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. "End-stage" means the condition has become so severe that all treatments, other than heart transplant, have failed.
Study provides new insights on exercise limitations in patients with ventricular assist devices

Study provides new insights on exercise limitations in patients with ventricular assist devices

Research findings open the way for more heart donations

Research findings open the way for more heart donations

Study finds no overall improvement in heart transplant waitlist after policy change

Study finds no overall improvement in heart transplant waitlist after policy change

Opioid epidemic increases proportion of hearts transplanted from overdose death donors

Opioid epidemic increases proportion of hearts transplanted from overdose death donors

World's first 3D heart printed using patient's own cells and biological materials

World's first 3D heart printed using patient's own cells and biological materials

EuroCMR 2019 to present novel studies on clinical use of cardiovascular magnetic resonance

EuroCMR 2019 to present novel studies on clinical use of cardiovascular magnetic resonance

Hepatitis C-infected thoracic organs can be safely transplanted, study finds

Hepatitis C-infected thoracic organs can be safely transplanted, study finds

Leviticus Cardio and Jarvik Heart reveal novel wireless heart pump system

Leviticus Cardio and Jarvik Heart reveal novel wireless heart pump system

Study uncovers important role of PRMT1 in dilated cardiomyopathy

Study uncovers important role of PRMT1 in dilated cardiomyopathy

Novel program offers new options for adult congenital heart patients

Novel program offers new options for adult congenital heart patients

World's major heart surgery organizations call for effective strategies to treat rheumatic heart disease

World's major heart surgery organizations call for effective strategies to treat rheumatic heart disease

Smidt Heart Institute patient is first in the United States to receive new device to fix leaky heart valve

Smidt Heart Institute patient is first in the United States to receive new device to fix leaky heart valve

CVIA publishes special issue on adult congenital heart disease

CVIA publishes special issue on adult congenital heart disease

Investigational therapy for heart failure uses patient's own cells to stimulate natural healing response

Investigational therapy for heart failure uses patient's own cells to stimulate natural healing response

Novel stem cell therapy may transform current paradigms for treating heart failure patients

Novel stem cell therapy may transform current paradigms for treating heart failure patients

NYU Langone Health surgeons successfully perform first lung transplant procedure

NYU Langone Health surgeons successfully perform first lung transplant procedure

NYU Langone Health launches new heart transplant program

NYU Langone Health launches new heart transplant program

Drug could be repurposed to help end transplant rejection

Drug could be repurposed to help end transplant rejection

Recommendations to prevent heart failure hospitalizations

Recommendations to prevent heart failure hospitalizations

Scientists explore popular pre-heart transplant therapy’s impact on kidney function

Scientists explore popular pre-heart transplant therapy’s impact on kidney function