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.
NCKU research team identifies medicine capable of rejuvenating aged hearts

NCKU research team identifies medicine capable of rejuvenating aged hearts

Heart transplantation continues to be "gold standard" treatment for end-stage heart failure

Heart transplantation continues to be "gold standard" treatment for end-stage heart failure

Children who undergo heart transplantation experience good outcomes

Children who undergo heart transplantation experience good outcomes

Researchers identify new method to predict outcomes in heart failure patients

Researchers identify new method to predict outcomes in heart failure patients

Researchers find decreased energy metabolism in heart cells as significant independent risk factor

Researchers find decreased energy metabolism in heart cells as significant independent risk factor

Experts develop new working formulation for reporting of cardiac antibody-mediated rejection

Experts develop new working formulation for reporting of cardiac antibody-mediated rejection

Heart failure patients may benefit from advanced treatment by heart specialists

Heart failure patients may benefit from advanced treatment by heart specialists

Study: Death risk is greatest for those who developed hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in childhood

Study: Death risk is greatest for those who developed hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in childhood

US scientists identify risk factors for pediatric hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

US scientists identify risk factors for pediatric hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

One-third of patients with heart pumps develop infection at abdominal power connection site

One-third of patients with heart pumps develop infection at abdominal power connection site

Heart transplant could get a second chance to save life

Heart transplant could get a second chance to save life

New ESC cardiac pacing and resynchronization guidelines presented at EHRA EUROPACE meeting

New ESC cardiac pacing and resynchronization guidelines presented at EHRA EUROPACE meeting

Diaxonhit, XDx agree to market and perform AlloMap Molecular Expression Testing in Europe

Diaxonhit, XDx agree to market and perform AlloMap Molecular Expression Testing in Europe

UCLA researchers find decrease in overall mortality rates for advanced heart failure

UCLA researchers find decrease in overall mortality rates for advanced heart failure

Heart Failure Congress 2013 to feature more than 100 scientific sessions on heart failure

Heart Failure Congress 2013 to feature more than 100 scientific sessions on heart failure

Cedars-Sinai surgeons perform more adult heart transplants in 2012, statistics show

Cedars-Sinai surgeons perform more adult heart transplants in 2012, statistics show

Survival following heart transplantation associated with several patient characteristics

Survival following heart transplantation associated with several patient characteristics

FDA approves Novartis’ Zortress to prevent organ rejection after liver transplantation in adults

FDA approves Novartis’ Zortress to prevent organ rejection after liver transplantation in adults

Thoratec to start REVIVE-IT study using HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist System

Thoratec to start REVIVE-IT study using HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist System

Heart transplant patient becomes unexpected ambassador for organ donation

Heart transplant patient becomes unexpected ambassador for organ donation