Trends in cardiovascular medicine: Update on cardiac transplantation.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Advanced heart failure affects more than 250,000 people in the United States alone and is associated with high risk of morbidity and mortality. Cardiac transplantation provides a cure for patients with advanced disease but has historically been limited by donor availability. Recent changes in the allocation system as well as advances in donor selection, procurement and desensitization protocols have served to widen the donor pool and increase the availability of cardiac transplantation for those in need. This review provides an update on recent advances in cardiac transplantation.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Coniglio, AC; Bryner, BS; Devore, AD; Patel, CB

Published Date

  • November 29, 2021

Published In

PubMed ID

  • 34856337

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-2615

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.tcm.2021.11.005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States