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.
PET imaging helps researchers to detect transplant patients with cardiac allograft vasculopathy

PET imaging helps researchers to detect transplant patients with cardiac allograft vasculopathy

TSF awards new grants to support research and education programs in cardiothoracic surgery

TSF awards new grants to support research and education programs in cardiothoracic surgery

BHF announces shortlist of four CVD research projects competing for £30 million award

BHF announces shortlist of four CVD research projects competing for £30 million award

MGH surgeons perform first-of-its-kind heart transplant in New England

MGH surgeons perform first-of-its-kind heart transplant in New England

Heart transplants from hepatitis C–positive donors could help overcome organ shortage

Heart transplants from hepatitis C–positive donors could help overcome organ shortage

New scientific statement outlines the resources needed to treat fulminant myocarditis

New scientific statement outlines the resources needed to treat fulminant myocarditis

Using hearts from hepatitis C-positive donors presents an opportunity to expand donor pool

Using hearts from hepatitis C-positive donors presents an opportunity to expand donor pool

Doctors bring dead donor heart back to life in US first

Doctors bring dead donor heart back to life in US first

New collaboration aims to provide solutions for patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome

New collaboration aims to provide solutions for patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome

Analysis of new heart organ allocation system finds signal of decrease in survival rates

Analysis of new heart organ allocation system finds signal of decrease in survival rates

REANIMA project may overturn paradigms that underlie regenerative cardiology research

REANIMA project may overturn paradigms that underlie regenerative cardiology research

Black, Latin people with heart failure less likely to receive specialized cardiology care

Black, Latin people with heart failure less likely to receive specialized cardiology care

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