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.
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

Study: Mechanical pumps given to more patients following new heart transplant allocation policy

Study: Mechanical pumps given to more patients following new heart transplant allocation policy

Transplantation of pig hearts may solve chronic shortage of donor organs

Transplantation of pig hearts may solve chronic shortage of donor organs

Researchers receive $3.2 million to use AI for improving heart transplant outcomes

Researchers receive $3.2 million to use AI for improving heart transplant outcomes

Researchers identify roles of matrix stiffness and mechanotransduction in cardiac reprogramming

Researchers identify roles of matrix stiffness and mechanotransduction in cardiac reprogramming

Paired surgical approach improves chances for heart transplant in obese patients

Paired surgical approach improves chances for heart transplant in obese patients

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