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.
End-stage heart failure patients treated with cell therapy experience fewer cardiac events

End-stage heart failure patients treated with cell therapy experience fewer cardiac events

Common viruses could produce mild to lethal cardiac injury

Common viruses could produce mild to lethal cardiac injury

Surgeons successfully perform heart transplant at Baylor University Medical Center

Surgeons successfully perform heart transplant at Baylor University Medical Center

ISHLT issues new list of criteria to determine patient eligibility for heart transplant

ISHLT issues new list of criteria to determine patient eligibility for heart transplant

Surgeons participate in record-setting day of organ transplantation at Baylor University Medical Center

Surgeons participate in record-setting day of organ transplantation at Baylor University Medical Center

No significant research undertaken to prevent or treat PPCM in healthy pregnant women, study reveals

No significant research undertaken to prevent or treat PPCM in healthy pregnant women, study reveals

Use of fresh whole blood from single donors may reduce complications in pediatric heart surgery patients

Use of fresh whole blood from single donors may reduce complications in pediatric heart surgery patients

Mayo Clinic heart transplant surgeons present findings from three clinical studies at ISHLT 2015

Mayo Clinic heart transplant surgeons present findings from three clinical studies at ISHLT 2015

HeartWare Ventricular Assist System meets primary endpoint in ENDURANCE clinical trial

HeartWare Ventricular Assist System meets primary endpoint in ENDURANCE clinical trial

HeartWare International gets approval to market HeartWare Ventricular Assist System in Canada

HeartWare International gets approval to market HeartWare Ventricular Assist System in Canada

Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute sets new national standard for most adult heart transplants

Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute sets new national standard for most adult heart transplants

Eight clinical researchers selected as finalists for Outstanding Investigator Award at Cardiology 2015

Eight clinical researchers selected as finalists for Outstanding Investigator Award at Cardiology 2015

Experts gather at Cardiology 2015 conference to discuss challenges in treating congenital heart disease

Experts gather at Cardiology 2015 conference to discuss challenges in treating congenital heart disease

Despite growing shortage of donor hearts, surgeons, transplant centers reject marginal hearts

Despite growing shortage of donor hearts, surgeons, transplant centers reject marginal hearts

Experts to discuss challenges in CHD treatments at pediatric cardiology conference

Experts to discuss challenges in CHD treatments at pediatric cardiology conference

High-intensity exercise can help stable heart transplant patients

High-intensity exercise can help stable heart transplant patients

Mortality after cardiac surgery: an interview with Dr. Bryan G. Maxwell, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Mortality after cardiac surgery: an interview with Dr. Bryan G. Maxwell, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Scientists identify first gene linked to childhood-onset familial dilated cardiomyopathy

Scientists identify first gene linked to childhood-onset familial dilated cardiomyopathy

MCVI receives federal approval to launch adult heart transplant program at Memorial Regional Hospital

MCVI receives federal approval to launch adult heart transplant program at Memorial Regional Hospital

New standard for U.S. heart transplantation

New standard for U.S. heart transplantation