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.
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

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