Researchers 3D-print heart from human patient's cells

Researchers have 3D-printed a heart using a patient's cells, providing hope that the technique could be used to heal hearts or engineer new ones for transplants.
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe goal of this review article is to highlight our understanding of potential complications after heart transplantation. We aim to discuss recent advances within the field that directly impact the management of heart transplant recipients. Our target audiences include cardiologists, emergency medicine, and internal medicine providers.Recent FindingsHeart transplantation remains definitive therapy for end-stage heart failure. Complications after transplant can be divided in to post-operative, early, and late. Complications are related to the differing physiology of the denervated transplant heart a...
Source: Current Emergency and Hospital Medicine Reports - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study found that a PCC-based warfarin reversal protocol significantly reduced fresh frozen plasma utilization compared with historical controls without affecting other clinically important surgical outcomes. These data suggest that PCC is a valuable tool for INR normalization that could safely reduce fresh frozen plasma administration and offer a practical alternative to traditional approaches for INR reversal before heart transplantation.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: May 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 107, Issue 5Author(s): Muath Bishawi, Giorgio Zanotti, Linda Shaw, Michael MacKenzie, Anthony Castleberry, Karsten Bartels, Jacob Schroder, Eric Velazquez, Madhav Swaminathan, Joseph Rogers, Carmelo MilanoBackgroundTricuspid valve regurgitation (TR) is a common finding immediately after cardiac transplantation. However, there is a scarcity of data regarding its implication if left untreated on long-term outcomes and the role of early surgical repair.MethodsWe retrospectively reviewed the Duke University Medical Center transplant database from January ...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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While outcomes of patients with amyloid cardiomyopathy (ACM) undergoing heart transplantation have been reported, there is scant data on the waitlist mortality of these patients. The aim of this study was to investigate whether patients with amyloid cardiomyopathy have higher waitlist mortality compared to those with other types of cardiomyopathies.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research
Authors: Paul A, Thomson VS, Refat M, Al-Rawahi B, Taher A, Nadar SK Abstract Despite the advances in the management of thalassaemia major, heart disease remains the leading cause of mortality in patients afflicted with this disorder. Cardiac involvement in thalassaemia encompasses a spectrum of disorders including myocardial dysfunction, arrhythmias, pulmonary hypertension and peripheral vascular disease. Although cardiac siderosis (accumulation of iron in cardiac myocytes) as a consequence of repeated blood transfusions is deemed to be the main aetiologic factor for myocardial dysfunction in transfusion dependent...
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 April 2019Source: Journal of Sport and Health ScienceAuthor(s): Xin Luan, Xiangyang Tian, Haixin Zhang, Rui Huang, Na Li, Peijie Chen, Ru WangAbstractA growing understanding of the benefits of exercise over the past few decades has prompted researchers to take an interest in the possibilities of exercise therapy. Because each sport has its own set of characteristics and physiological complications that tend to appear during exercise training, the effects and underlying mechanisms of exercise remain unclear. Thus, the first step in probing exercise effects on different diseases is the s...
Source: Journal of Sport and Health Science - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
The new heart allocation system in the United States prioritizes patients supported by temporary mechanical circulatory support devices (TMCS) over those with uncomplicated durable continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVAD), which may increase the number of patients bridged to transplant with TMCS. Limited data are available in guiding post-transplant outcomes with various TMCS devices. We sought to describe post-transplant outcome and identify clinical variables associated with post-transplant outcome in patients bridged to transplant with TMCS.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Clinical Science Source Type: research
Stem cell transplantation (SCT) has become a promising way to treat ischemic heart failure (IHF). We performed a large-scale meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials to investigate the efficacy and safety o...
Source: Stem Cell Research and Therapy - Category: Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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