Transplantation

Donor Heart Recovery From Drug-Intoxicated Deaths Has Increased

Donor Heart Recovery From Drug-Intoxicated Deaths Has Increased

Campaigns promoting organ donation in populations affected by drugs have contributed to increase

Blood Conservation Safe and Effective During Heart Surgery

Blood Conservation Safe and Effective During Heart Surgery

Blood conservation via intraoperative autologous donation (IAD) is safe and effective in reducing transfusions during cardiac surgery.

Safety of PCSK9 Inhibitors After Heart Transplantation Examined

Safety of PCSK9 Inhibitors After Heart Transplantation Examined

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PCSK9 inhibitors are a potentially safe lipid-lowering therapy for heart transplant recipients with suboptimal LDL management on statins.

Opioid Use Disorder Linked to Increased Complications After Cardiac Surgery

Opioid Use Disorder Linked to Increased Complications After Cardiac Surgery

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Among patients undergoing cardiac surgery, those with vs without opioid use disorder may have higher rates of complications and encounter greater costs.

Discharge Day Not a Significant Factor for Readmission After Cardiac Surgery

Discharge Day Not a Significant Factor for Readmission After Cardiac Surgery

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Weekend discharge did not increase rates of hospital readmission after cardiac surgery in this study cohort.

Survival Similar With Donor Hearts From Hepatitis C+ Donors

Survival Similar With Donor Hearts From Hepatitis C+ Donors

Transplant patients with hearts from donors with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and obese donors have similar survival rates as patients with other donor hearts.

CBD Granted Orphan Drug Status for Reperfusion Injury Prevention During Transplantation

CBD Granted Orphan Drug Status for Reperfusion Injury Prevention During Transplantation

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The FDA has granted Orphan Drug designation for cannabidiol to prevent ischemia and reperfusion injury.

Effects of Day of Discharge on Hospital Readmission After Major Cardiac Surgery

Effects of Day of Discharge on Hospital Readmission After Major Cardiac Surgery

For cardiac surgical patients, the likelihood of readmission has no association with day of discharge.

Accepting Increased-Risk Donor Heart Tied to Higher Survival

Accepting Increased-Risk Donor Heart Tied to Higher Survival

Acceptance of a heart from an increased-risk donor is associated with a significant survival benefit.

Model Estimates Mortality in Patients Awaiting Heart Transplantation

Model Estimates Mortality in Patients Awaiting Heart Transplantation

For patients with advanced heart failure who are listed for transplantation, mortality risk is related to adverse events and end-organ dysfunction that vary over time.

Heart Transplants From Drug-Intoxicated Donors Have Increased

Heart Transplants From Drug-Intoxicated Donors Have Increased

However, use of drug-intoxicated donor hearts does not adversely affect post-transplant survival.

Clinical Challenge: Upper Respiratory Infection 1 Year After Heart Transplant

Clinical Challenge: Upper Respiratory Infection 1 Year After Heart Transplant

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A middle-aged woman who received a heart transplant 1 year ago presents with mild fever and generalized weakness.

Pulmonary Hypertension vs Age for Predicting Outcomes in Heart Transplant

Pulmonary Hypertension vs Age for Predicting Outcomes in Heart Transplant

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Compared with age, pulmonary hypertension, right ventricular failure, and cardiopulmonary bypass time may better predict outcomes in heart transplantation.

Risk Perception Among Heart Failure Patients vs Doctors

Risk Perception Among Heart Failure Patients vs Doctors

Physicians consider the majority of ambulatory patients with advanced heart failure on medical therapy to be at high risk for transplant, left ventricular assist device placement, and death.

Post-Cardiac Transplantation Empagliflozin Use Associated With Metabolic Benefits in T2D

Post-Cardiac Transplantation Empagliflozin Use Associated With Metabolic Benefits in T2D

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Patients undergoing empagliflozin therapy experienced a significant reduction in weight and BMI.

Addressing Competency Requirements in Heart Failure and Transplant Training Programs

Addressing Competency Requirements in Heart Failure and Transplant Training Programs

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The Advanced Training Statement for advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology consists of 6 general competencies.

Affordable Care Act Repeal May Undo Reduced Heart Transplant Disparities

Affordable Care Act Repeal May Undo Reduced Heart Transplant Disparities

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Heart transplant disparities have improved since the adoption of the Affordable Care Act; if the law is repealed, experts fear these disparities will return.

Advanced Heart Failure Treatment With Robotic Device

Advanced Heart Failure Treatment With Robotic Device

A robotic sleeve device was able to restore blood blow after cardiac arrest in living pigs.

Heart Transplantation from the Spouse's Point-Of-View

Heart Transplantation from the Spouse's Point-Of-View

Researchers identified 6 common themes among spouses of heart transplant recipients.

LVAD-Associated Mechanical Unloading in Ischemic and Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy

LVAD-Associated Mechanical Unloading in Ischemic and Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy

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LVEF increased from 20% to 24% in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy and from 17% to 27% in patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy.

Assessing Effect of Obesity on LVAD Outcomes

Assessing Effect of Obesity on LVAD Outcomes

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Obese patients were at increased risk of death compared with patients of normal weight.

Restrictive Cardiomyopathy, Congenital Heart Disease Patients Have Higher Risks of Death Awaiting Transplantation

Restrictive Cardiomyopathy, Congenital Heart Disease Patients Have Higher Risks of Death Awaiting Transplantation

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Risk of death adjusted hazard ratios by diagnoses relative to dilated cardiomyopathy were 1.70 (restrictive cardiomyopathy), 1.10 (ischemic cardiomyopathy), 1.23 (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy), 1.30 (valvular disease) and 1.37 (congenital heart disease).

Transplantation Risk Index Predicts Mortality Risk in Patients With Mechanical Circulatory Support

Transplantation Risk Index Predicts Mortality Risk in Patients With Mechanical Circulatory Support

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For patients with mechanical circulatory support, a transplantation risk score can help predict mortality risk.

Ex Vivo Heart Perfusion at Warmer Temperatures Preserves Functionality

Ex Vivo Heart Perfusion at Warmer Temperatures Preserves Functionality

For hearts donated after circulatory death, warmer temperatures during initial reperfusion resulted in less myocardial injury and greater preservation of endothelial cell integrity.

Basal-to-Apical Longitudinal Strain Similar in Several Types of Cardiac Amyloidosis

Basal-to-Apical Longitudinal Strain Similar in Several Types of Cardiac Amyloidosis

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Basal-to-apical longitudinal strain abnormalities are similar in several types of cardiac amyloidosis.

Heart Transplantation Listing Criteria Updated and Expanded

Heart Transplantation Listing Criteria Updated and Expanded

Heart transplantation listing criteria from 2006 have been updated and expanded by the International Society for Heart Lung Transplantation.

3D Reconstruction May Improve Donor Selection for Pediatric Heart Transplants

3D Reconstruction May Improve Donor Selection for Pediatric Heart Transplants

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Developing 3D technology could help surgeons choose donors for pediatric heart transplants.

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