Israeli Scientists Create First 3D-Printed Heart With Blood Vessels
Tel Aviv University researchers are hoping this technology could eventually be used to help human patients who need heart transplants.
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe prevalence of heart failure (HF) continues to grow in the USA, and approximately 50% of these patients are women. Despite this, there has been an underrepresentation of women in HF clinical trials, which has led to limitations in understanding of sex-related differences in HF pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment. The purpose of this review is to highlight the differences between men and women in various heart failure trials conducted in the last century and emphasize new findings from recent trials in the management of, and outcomes in, women with HF.Recent FindingsHF trials have shown tha...
The case of Baby Fae, the recipient of Dr. Bailey ’s experimental transplant in 1984, generated worldwide headlines — along with criticism, demonstrations and threats.
African Americans (AA) have reduced survival compared to Caucasians after heart transplantation (HTx).
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the utility of vasoactive-inotropic score (VIS) in predicting outcomes after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation and explore possible mechanisms of post-operative hemodynamic instability.
A Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation-Specific Comorbidity Index (HCT-CI) was previously developed showing that multiple comorbidities including moderate or greater valvular heart disease to be predictors of non-relapse mortality after allogeneic HCT. However, detailed description of the impact of valve disease on outcomes is lacking.
t S Abstract Myocarditis is generally a mild and self-limited consequence of systemic infection of cardiotropic viruses. However, patients can develop a temporary or permanent impairment of cardiac function including acute cardiomyopathy with hemodynamic compromise or severe arrhythmias. In this setting, specific causes of inflammation are associated with variable risks of death and transplantation. Recent translational studies suggest that treatments tailored to specific causes of myocarditis may impact clinical outcomes when added to guideline-directed medical care. This review summarizes recent advances in tran...
This article will review the substantial progress that has taken place for both of these life-saving treatment options, as well as the future directions. PMID: 31120817 [PubMed - in process]
ConclusionLLR for HCC after FP is safe and feasible, and might be considered an alternative treatment of HCC for which the best treatment has not been defined yet.