Segura et al., "Tacrolimus and cardiac transplantation
: A comparison of monotherapy and steroid-dependent patients," Transplantation Proceedings, vol.
Michler, "Radical excisional therapy and total cardiac transplantation
for recurrent atrial myxoma," The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol.
L.W., a White male aged 54 years, whose height and weight were respectively 1-65 metres and 58 kg., was seriously considered as a candidate for cardiac transplantation
approximately 3 weeks before 3 December 1967.
The development of the Allomap[R] test for monitoring patients for rejection following cardiac transplantation
is a notable example of what is possible and what is required for development of these types of assays for diagnostics.
Intrathoracic heterotopic cardiac transplantation
, where both the donor and recipient hearts contribute to the circulation, was successfully used in early allotransplantation when techniques for donor organ preservation were being optimized.
A review in 1990 reported no known case of aortic pseudoaneurysm for over 5000 cardiac transplantation
procedures performed  and that in 1996 reported that only 10 cases of mycotic aneurysm had occurred out of more than 30,000 cardiac transplants performed worldwide .
showed progressive shortening of the QTc interval during follow-up after cardiac transplantation
. We caution comparing their results to those of other groups of transplanted patients, as the transplanted heart is denervated during surgical transplantation, leading to reduced suppression of the autonomic nervous system and QTc interval shortening .
Heart or cardiac transplantation
provides patients with severe terminal heart failure a chance to once again lead a full life.
Prevalence and prognostic significance of atrial arrhythmias after orthotopic cardiac transplantation
. J Am Coll Cardiol.
"LVADs have been around a long time, but in recent years, the devices have improved--and we have gotten better at managing our patients who have them," says Nader Moazami, MD, director of the Cardiac Transplantation
and Ventricular Assist Device Therapy Program.
Donor mitral valve repair in cardiac transplantation
. Transplant Proc 2009;41:932-4.
Mary Norine Walsh is medical director of the heart failure and cardiac transplantation
program at the St.