Gegenwärtiger Stand der Herztransplantation

Translated title of the contribution: Heart transplantation - State of the art

S. Schüler, Matthias Loebe, R. Hetzer

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Abstract

Today, due to positive intermediate and long-term survival rates, heart transplantation is the therapy of choice for patients with endstage cardiac disease. Further long-term improvement has been achieved by the introduction of new immunological regimes, methods of non-invasive diagnosis of rejection, extension of the selection criteria for donor hearts, and better understanding of the long term problems of the transplanted heart. In patients with acute congestive heart failure, the use of mechanical circulatory support prior to transplantation is a strategy with promising results. Presently a standardized surveillance regimen helps ensure a high rehabilitation rate and a low morbidity rate for heart-transplanted patients.

Translated title of the contributionHeart transplantation - State of the art
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)4-13
Number of pages10
JournalActa Chirurgica Austriaca
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

Keywords

  • bridging
  • heart failure
  • Heart transplantation
  • ventricular assist system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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