Informing relatives of heart or lung transplantation patients

The results of this qualitative study showed a gap between the information and support that relatives to newly listed heart or lung transplant patients need and receive. The professional teams and society in general must better understand the experiences, resources and challenges that the relatives face. More about this study Topics: Cardiovascular Nursing
Source: ESC News and Press - Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

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Source: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: ADULT – Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
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Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Policy Hospitals Medicare Anish Koka hospital readmissions HRRP MedPAC Source Type: blogs
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Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
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Source: The Economic Times - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The risk of infection following heart transplantation is highest within the first year and represents the leading cause of early mortality. In this cohort of patients enrolled in the Outcomes AlloMap Registry (OAR), we sought to describe infection episodes (IEp) resulting in hospitalization, in early (
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Clinical Science – JHLT Source Type: research
Pulmonary cuff dysfunction, either due to pulmonary vein obstruction, pulmonary vein stenosis, or pulmonary vein thrombosis is an uncommon, yet serious complication after lung transplantation. While there have been numerous reports of its occurrence, there is little consensus regarding the hemodynamic parameters associated with its presentation and diagnostic considerations. This systematic review summarizes the evidence surrounding pulmonary cuff dysfunction after lung transplantation surgery and empirically analyzes its implications.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Clinical Science Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Clinical Science Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Research Correspondence Source Type: research
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