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.
Small hearts make big difference for young transplant recipients

Small hearts make big difference for young transplant recipients

Older heart transplant recipients fare just as well as their younger counterparts

Older heart transplant recipients fare just as well as their younger counterparts

Basic biochemical composition of heart valves in patients with congestive heart failure are markedly different than those with healthy hearts

Basic biochemical composition of heart valves in patients with congestive heart failure are markedly different than those with healthy hearts

Two hearts are better than one for toddler

Two hearts are better than one for toddler

Study suggests intramyocardial injection of cells from bone marrow might be an alternative for heart transplantation

Study suggests intramyocardial injection of cells from bone marrow might be an alternative for heart transplantation

Artificial heart can keep patients awaiting heart transplant alive

Artificial heart can keep patients awaiting heart transplant alive

ABIOMED has announced the 14th implantation of replacement heart

ABIOMED has announced the 14th implantation of replacement heart

Arrow LionHeart heart-assist device patient receives heart transplant

Arrow LionHeart heart-assist device patient receives heart transplant

Embryonic stem cells may hold the key to regenerating damaged heart muscle

Embryonic stem cells may hold the key to regenerating damaged heart muscle

Thoratec gets FDA approval for increased enrollment and Medicare expansion for heart pump

Thoratec gets FDA approval for increased enrollment and Medicare expansion for heart pump

Heart pumps better than medical therapy in keeping heart failure patients alive

Heart pumps better than medical therapy in keeping heart failure patients alive

$4.5 million contract to develop heart assist devices for infants

$4.5 million contract to develop heart assist devices for infants

CellCept linked to reduced cancer incidence

CellCept linked to reduced cancer incidence

Sleep apnea may be commonly misdiagnosed with hypertension

Sleep apnea may be commonly misdiagnosed with hypertension