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.
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

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