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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.
Science, Innovation, and Xenotransplantation: A Discussion with Dr. Wenning Qin

Science, Innovation, and Xenotransplantation: A Discussion with Dr. Wenning Qin

Single-ventricle physiology correlates with higher short-term mortality among adult congenital heart disease transplant recipients

Single-ventricle physiology correlates with higher short-term mortality among adult congenital heart disease transplant recipients

Socioeconomic distress linked to worse outcomes after heart transplantation

Socioeconomic distress linked to worse outcomes after heart transplantation

Ablation more effective than medical therapy in patients with end-stage heart failure, study shows

Ablation more effective than medical therapy in patients with end-stage heart failure, study shows

New ESC Guidelines on cardiomyopathies published online today

New ESC Guidelines on cardiomyopathies published online today

Insights gained from genetically modified pig heart transplantation

Insights gained from genetically modified pig heart transplantation

New scientific statement details treatment strategies for pediatric cardiomyopathy

New scientific statement details treatment strategies for pediatric cardiomyopathy

Heart transplants from COVID-19 donors: Mixed outcomes revealed in early analysis

Heart transplants from COVID-19 donors: Mixed outcomes revealed in early analysis

Amyloid-removing drug shows promise for the treatment of stiff-heart syndrome

Amyloid-removing drug shows promise for the treatment of stiff-heart syndrome

Heart transplant patients receiving COVID-19 positive donor hearts may face increased mortality risk

Heart transplant patients receiving COVID-19 positive donor hearts may face increased mortality risk

Vigorous exercise not linked to increased risk of adverse events in people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Vigorous exercise not linked to increased risk of adverse events in people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

New research center aims to study the impact of everyday life stress on heart health

New research center aims to study the impact of everyday life stress on heart health

Heart Failure 2023 covers the entire spectrum of heart failure

Heart Failure 2023 covers the entire spectrum of heart failure

Laser speckle-based noncontact technique enables imaging the vasculature of a beating heart

Laser speckle-based noncontact technique enables imaging the vasculature of a beating heart

Cedars-Sinai performs a record-setting number of solid organ transplants in 2022

Cedars-Sinai performs a record-setting number of solid organ transplants in 2022

Researchers discover how a mutation in the desmosomal gene leads to arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy

Researchers discover how a mutation in the desmosomal gene leads to arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy

Cedars-Sinai experts to present innovative heart research data during AHA Scientific Sessions 2022

Cedars-Sinai experts to present innovative heart research data during AHA Scientific Sessions 2022

First pig-to-human cardiac transplant alters heart's electrical signals

First pig-to-human cardiac transplant alters heart's electrical signals

COVID-19 positive hearts may be safe for transplantation

COVID-19 positive hearts may be safe for transplantation

COVID-19-positive donor hearts appear to be safe for transplantation

COVID-19-positive donor hearts appear to be safe for transplantation