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 insight into the cellular and molecular biology of human heart failure

Study provides new insight into the cellular and molecular biology of human heart failure

The successful transplantation of genetically engineered pig hearts into recently deceased humans

The successful transplantation of genetically engineered pig hearts into recently deceased humans

Study unveils the novel driver of cardiomyocyte loss

Study unveils the novel driver of cardiomyocyte loss

$6 million grant to fund research investigating the role of immune system in heart failure

$6 million grant to fund research investigating the role of immune system in heart failure

Experimental heart failure drug does not improve exercise capacity in HFrEF patients

Experimental heart failure drug does not improve exercise capacity in HFrEF patients

AI system can help detect the degree and severity of heart transplant rejection

AI system can help detect the degree and severity of heart transplant rejection

Effectiveness of mRNA BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccine in immunocompromised individuals

Effectiveness of mRNA BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccine in immunocompromised individuals

Radiation therapy for ventricular tachycardia may revert heart muscle cells to a younger state

Radiation therapy for ventricular tachycardia may revert heart muscle cells to a younger state

Duke surgeons perform first 'donation after circulatory death' pediatric heart transplant

Duke surgeons perform first 'donation after circulatory death' pediatric heart transplant

New artificial heart can adjust the changing needs of patients treated for end-stage heart failure

New artificial heart can adjust the changing needs of patients treated for end-stage heart failure

Novel computer system can help inform future therapies for patients with inherited heart disease

Novel computer system can help inform future therapies for patients with inherited heart disease

FDA alerts health care providers to no longer implant heart failure patients with Medtronic's HVAD System

FDA alerts health care providers to no longer implant heart failure patients with Medtronic's HVAD System

Study shows that heart transplantation using donation after cardiac death with NRP is feasible in the U.S.

Study shows that heart transplantation using donation after cardiac death with NRP is feasible in the U.S.

Cell-free DNA tests can reduce the need for biopsies to detect rejection after heart transplant

Cell-free DNA tests can reduce the need for biopsies to detect rejection after heart transplant

Blood type-incompatible pediatric heart transplant shown to be as effective as the traditional approach

Blood type-incompatible pediatric heart transplant shown to be as effective as the traditional approach

Young, Black patients at higher risk of death in the first year after a heart transplant

Young, Black patients at higher risk of death in the first year after a heart transplant

iTHRIV announces recipients of  health research pilot projects

iTHRIV announces recipients of health research pilot projects

Heart transplantations: Larger case volumes correlate with higher survival probabilities

Heart transplantations: Larger case volumes correlate with higher survival probabilities

Potential treatment could reduce heart failure after a significant heart attack

Potential treatment could reduce heart failure after a significant heart attack

MRI exams can be safely performed in patients with non-MR compatible cardiac devices

MRI exams can be safely performed in patients with non-MR compatible cardiac devices