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.
Study uncovers important role of PRMT1 in dilated cardiomyopathy

Study uncovers important role of PRMT1 in dilated cardiomyopathy

Novel program offers new options for adult congenital heart patients

Novel program offers new options for adult congenital heart patients

World's major heart surgery organizations call for effective strategies to treat rheumatic heart disease

World's major heart surgery organizations call for effective strategies to treat rheumatic heart disease

Smidt Heart Institute patient is first in the United States to receive new device to fix leaky heart valve

Smidt Heart Institute patient is first in the United States to receive new device to fix leaky heart valve

CVIA publishes special issue on adult congenital heart disease

CVIA publishes special issue on adult congenital heart disease

Investigational therapy for heart failure uses patient's own cells to stimulate natural healing response

Investigational therapy for heart failure uses patient's own cells to stimulate natural healing response

Novel stem cell therapy may transform current paradigms for treating heart failure patients

Novel stem cell therapy may transform current paradigms for treating heart failure patients

NYU Langone Health surgeons successfully perform first lung transplant procedure

NYU Langone Health surgeons successfully perform first lung transplant procedure

NYU Langone Health launches new heart transplant program

NYU Langone Health launches new heart transplant program

Drug could be repurposed to help end transplant rejection

Drug could be repurposed to help end transplant rejection

Recommendations to prevent heart failure hospitalizations

Recommendations to prevent heart failure hospitalizations

Scientists explore popular pre-heart transplant therapy’s impact on kidney function

Scientists explore popular pre-heart transplant therapy’s impact on kidney function

Study identifies possibility of umbilical cord-derived stem cells in treating heart failure

Study identifies possibility of umbilical cord-derived stem cells in treating heart failure

Optical clearing technique reveals fine structure of the heart

Optical clearing technique reveals fine structure of the heart

Pitt scientists discover genes responsible for severe congenital heart disease

Pitt scientists discover genes responsible for severe congenital heart disease

World's leading heart failure congress sets new record for abstract submissions

World's leading heart failure congress sets new record for abstract submissions

Study shows how immune cells drive heart damage in mice

Study shows how immune cells drive heart damage in mice

Global Mycobacterium chimaera outbreak linked to heater-cooler devices used in cardiac surgery

Global Mycobacterium chimaera outbreak linked to heater-cooler devices used in cardiac surgery

Gender matching key for corneal transplants? An interview with Professor Kaye

Gender matching key for corneal transplants? An interview with Professor Kaye

Clinical study explores effect of iron supplements in reducing hospitalisation in heart failure patients

Clinical study explores effect of iron supplements in reducing hospitalisation in heart failure patients