Heart Transplant

Common Name(s)

Heart Transplant

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Following organizations serve the condition "Heart Transplant" for support, advocacy or research.

Kids with Heart National Association for Children's Heart Disorders

Our organization was formed in 1985 with the main mission of providing support, information, resources, and education for the families of the children living with congenital heart defects and to promote public awareness of the issues that these families live with on a day to day basis.

Last Updated: 30 Oct 2012

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Heart Transplant" for support, advocacy or research.

Kids with Heart National Association for Children's Heart Disorders

Our organization was formed in 1985 with the main mission of providing support, information, resources, and education for the families of the children living with congenital heart defects and to promote public awareness of the issues that these families live with on a day to day basis.

http://www.kidswithheart.org

Last Updated: 30 Oct 2012

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Heart Transplant" returned 475 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The successful management of respiratory complications with long-term, low-dose macrolide administration in pediatric heart transplant recipients.
 

Author(s): Satoshi Homma, Ken-Ichiro Takahashi, Satomi Nihei, Fumiyo Kato, Shigetaka Sugihara, Shinichi Nunoda

Journal: Int Heart J. 2014 ;55(6):560-3.

 

We report three pediatric heart transplant (HTx) patients whose respiratory symptoms were successfully controlled with long-term, low-dose macrolide administration (clarithromycin: CAM; approximately 2.5 mg/kg bid). The first case was an 18-year-old boy who underwent HTx at the age ...

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2014

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Circulating cell-free DNA enables noninvasive diagnosis of heart transplant rejection.
 

Author(s): Iwijn De Vlaminck, Hannah A Valantine, Thomas M Snyder, Calvin Strehl, Garrett Cohen, Helen Luikart, Norma F Neff, Jennifer Okamoto, Daniel Bernstein, Dana Weisshaar, Stephen R Quake, Kiran K Khush

Journal: Sci Transl Med. 2014 Jun;6(241):241ra77.

 

Monitoring allograft health is an important component of posttransplant therapy. Endomyocardial biopsy is the current gold standard for cardiac allograft monitoring but is an expensive and invasive procedure. Proof of principle of a universal, noninvasive diagnostic method based on ...

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2014

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Photo quiz: heart transplant patient with knee drainage. Answer: Alternaria spp.
 

Author(s): Razvan Lapadat, Paul C Schreckenberger

Journal: J. Clin. Microbiol.. 2014 May;52(5):1313, 1810.

 

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2014

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The terms "Heart Transplant" returned 28 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

CD20 antigen expression by lymphoma cells in lung allograft recipients is associated with higher remission rate and superior survival: a study on heart and lung transplant recipients.
 

Author(s): Aghil Gholipour-Shoiili, Hani Gholipour-Shoiili, Saeed Taheri

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2014 Jan;25(1):29-37.

 

Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD) are one of the fatal complications of transplantation, and there is scarcity of data on the relevance of antigen expression by tumor cells in PTLD. In the current study, we aimed to investigate the potential effects of CD20 antigen ...

Last Updated: 17 Jan 2014

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[IV Consensus meeting of the Spanish Society of Liver Transplantation (SETH) 2012. Liver transplant with non-conventional grafts: Split liver transplantation and non-heart beating donors].
 

Author(s): Manuel Abradelo, Constantino Fondevila,

Journal: Cir Esp. 2014 Mar;92(3):157-67.

 

The disbalance between the number of candidates to liver transplant and the number of liver grafts leads to waiting list mortality. Two potential ways of increasing the number of liver grafts are split liver transplantation and the transplantation of grafts from non-heart beating ...

Last Updated: 21 Feb 2014

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Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of second- and third-generation left ventricular assist devices as either bridge to transplant or alternative to transplant for adults eligible for heart transplantation: systematic review and cost-effectiveness model.
 

Author(s): P Sutcliffe, M Connock, R Pulikottil-Jacob, N-B Kandala, G Suri, T Gurung, A Grove, D Shyangdan, S Briscoe, H Maheswaran, A Clarke

Journal: Health Technol Assess. 2013 Nov;17(53):1-499, v-vi.

 

Advanced heart failure (HF) is a debilitating condition for which heart transplant (HT) offers the best treatment option. However, the supply of donor hearts is diminishing and demand greatly exceeds supply. Ventricular assist devices (VADs) are surgically implanted pumps used as ...

Last Updated: 27 Nov 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Targeted, Highly Sensitive, Non-Invasive Cardiac Transplant Rejection Monitoring
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cardiovascular Disease; Acute Rejection of Cardiac Transplant; Cardiac Transplant Rejection; Heart Transplant Failure and Rejection

 

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2014

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Myfortic in Heart Transplant Patients With Gastrointestinal (GI) Symptoms
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Heart Transplant Patients

 

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2008

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Last Updated: 22 Sep 2014

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