Cardiac transplantation: The final therapeutic option for the treatment of heart failure

Michael M. Koerner, Jean Bernard Durand, Javier A. Lafuente, George P. Noon, Guillermo Torre

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Abstract

End-stage heart failure is still associated with a decrease in quality and prognosis of life. Cardiac transplantation remains the final extraordinary therapeutic option for the treatment of truly irreversible end-stage heart failure in all age groups. The selection process of candidates and the acceptance of patients with relative contra-indications is characterized by the experience and skills of an interdisciplinary transplant team, which should have access to different mechanical circulatory support systems for short-term or long-term use: bridging to transplant as well as for recovery. (C) 2000 Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-182
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Cardiology
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 13 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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