Impact of Left Ventricular Assist Device Exchange on Outcomes Following Heart Transplantation (Commentary).

Impact of Left Ventricular Assist Device Exchange on Outcomes Following Heart Transplantation (Commentary). Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Oct 19;: Authors: Yarboro LT PMID: 31639330 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

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Human-induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CMs) have shed great light on cardiac regenerative medicine and specifically myocardial repair in heart failure patients. However, the treatment...
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CONCLUSION: Predictors of mortality such as high pulmonary vascular resistance, dialysis dependence, inotrope, and ventilator dependence in patients listed with intra-aortic balloon pump can help us identify those patients that are at high risk of dying prior to a heart transplantation. PMID: 32081072 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The International Journal of Artificial Organs - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Int J Artif Organs Source Type: research
ConclusionsWe found a significantly increased five-year survival rate for heart-kidney transplant recipients compared to isolated heart transplant recipients with renal impairment. Lack of improvement in five-year post-operative outcomes for heart-kidney recipients in the setting of higher risk pre-transplant clinical characteristics suggests decreased selectivity regarding heart-kidney recipients. Continued scrutiny and evaluation of post-operative outcomes are required to ensure just and appropriate utilization of organs.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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Conditions:   Heart Transplant Infection;   CMV Infection Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: ELISPOT IFN-γ assay Sponsors:   Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge;   Instituto de Salud Carlos III;   Sociedad Española de Cardiología Not yet recruiting
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Conditions:   Heart Transplant Infection;   CMV Infection Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: ELISPOT IFN-γ assay Sponsors:   Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge;   Instituto de Salud Carlos III;   Sociedad Española de Cardiología Not yet recruiting
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Conditions:   Heart Transplant Infection;   CMV Infection Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: ELISPOT IFN-γ assay Sponsors:   Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge;   Instituto de Salud Carlos III;   Sociedad Española de Cardiología Not yet recruiting
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Conditions:   Heart Transplant Infection;   CMV Infection Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: ELISPOT IFN-γ assay Sponsors:   Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge;   Instituto de Salud Carlos III;   Sociedad Española de Cardiología Not yet recruiting
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Liver biopsy is the gold standard for diagnosing liver disease in patients undergoing evaluation for heart transplant. Obtaining an accurate assessment of the liver is crucial, as it predicts outcomes of heart transplantation. Transabdominal liver biopsy increases the risk of bleeding and can be dangerous due to the limited cardiac reserve of these patients, therefore transvenous approaches are preferable. Studies show that patients with congestive hepatopathy have heterogeneous involvement of the liver.
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Scientific Session 22 Source Type: research
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