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

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Heart Transplant" returned 459 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Performance of QuantiFERON TB gold test compared with the tuberculin skin test for detecting latent tuberculosis infection in lung and heart transplant candidates.
 

Author(s): Masoud Mardani, Maham Farshidpour, Mohsen Nekoonam, Fatemeh Varahram, Katayoon Najafizadeh, Nazila Mohammadi, Babak Sharifkashani, Latif Gachkar, Banafsheh Farokhzad, Atousa Droudinia, Pedram Javanmard, Payam Tabarsi

Journal: Exp Clin Transplant. 2014 Apr;12(2):129-32.

 

Evaluation for latent tuberculosis infection is advised before organ transplant. The interferon-gamma release assay has been shown to be more specific than the tuberculin skin test for screening for latent tuberculosis infection. We compared the tuberculin skin test and QuantiFERON-TB ...

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2014

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Utility of gene expression profiling score variability to predict clinical events in heart transplant recipients.
 

Author(s): Mario C Deng, Barbara Elashoff, Michael X Pham, Jeffrey J Teuteberg, Abdallah G Kfoury, Randall C Starling, Thomas P Cappola, Andrew Kao, Allen S Anderson, William G Cotts, Gregory A Ewald, David A Baran, Roberta C Bogaev, Khurram Shahzad, David Hiller, James Yee, Hannah A Valantine,

Journal: Transplantation. 2014 Mar;97(6):708-14.

 

Gene expression profiling test scores have primarily been used to identify heart transplant recipients who have a low probability of rejection at the time of surveillance testing. We hypothesized that the variability of gene expression profiling test scores within a patient may predict ...

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2014

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Comparative cost-effectiveness of the HeartWare versus HeartMate II left ventricular assist devices used in the United Kingdom National Health Service bridge-to-transplant program for patients with heart failure.
 

Author(s): Ruth Pulikottil-Jacob, Gaurav Suri, Martin Connock, Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala, Paul Sutcliffe, Hendramoorthy Maheswaran, Nicholas R Banner, Aileen Clarke

Journal: J. Heart Lung Transplant.. 2014 Apr;33(4):350-8.

 

Patients with advanced heart failure may receive a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) as part of a bridge-to-transplant (BTT) strategy. The United Kingdom National Health Service (UK NHS) has financed a BTT program in which the predominant LVADs used have been the HeartMate II ...

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2014

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The terms "Heart Transplant" returned 27 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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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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Interaction between transplant coordinator and non-heart-beating donor family members.
 

Author(s): MaƂgorzata Zelman, Grzegorz Michalak

Journal: Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. ;45(1):49-51.

 

Thanks to continuous advances in transplantology in Poland, over 1000 patients a year are given a chance for new life or improvement of its quality. The number of identified brain-dead donors increases every year, so is the number of transplanted organs. Unfortunately, despite the ...

Last Updated: 10 Apr 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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Outcomes AlloMap Registry: the Long-term Management and Outcomes of Heart Transplant Recipients With AlloMap Testing
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cardiac Transplant Failure; Cardiac Transplant Rejection; Heart Diseases

 

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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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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