Blood test measuring percent donor-derived cell-free DNA could eliminate much of the need for endomyocardial biopsy.
ACC releases recommendations regarding the use of coronary CTA as an initial tool for the diagnosis of stable coronary artery disease.
Severe obesity in organ donors is not associated with adverse heart transplant outcomes.
In the COVID-19 era, there has been a decrease in heart transplant (HT) volumes.
Thoracic organ transplantation remains a viable treatment option in patients with Eisenmenger Syndrome, although these patients are considered higher risk than other potential transplant recipients.
Lower baseline eGFR and a history of coronary artery disease may predict the risk for hemodialysis after total artificial heart implantation.
Heart transplant patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 symptoms may be sicker than nontransplant patients, but they present with the same symptoms as the general population.
Most programs put live-donor transplants on hold.
COVID-19was found to be associated with a higher fatality rate in recipients of heart transplant.
Heart transplant (HT) recipients with COVID-19 infection have a case fatality rate of 25 percent.