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Heart Transplantation

Edited by Antonio Loforte

Policlinico Sant’Orsola Malpighi


Andrea Montalto

San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital

Cristiano Amarelli

Azienda Ospedaliera dei Colli

One of the most challenging scientific steps of the modern era has been the ability to replace, functionally or anatomically, the failing heart, and in December 2017 we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the world's first human heart transplant. Despite a long and troubled hystory, heart transplantation has dramatically expanded over time, and is currently the "gold standard" solution in terms of treatment of refractory end-stage heart failure. Thanks to the contributions by well-known experts in the field, the goal of this book is to provide a framework for successful transplant program development and management. The text reflects the global collective efforts of those who have dedicated countless energy to achieving a better understanding of the details that will ultimately yield better outcomes in terms of teamwork.

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Heart TransplantationEdited by Antonio Loforte

Published: October 10th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71283

ISBN: 978-1-78923-802-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-801-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-551-6

Copyright year: 2018

Books open for chapter submissions

11853 Total Chapter Downloads

3 Crossref Citations

3 Web of Science Citations

7 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Dedicated Initial Giants Breaking the Barriers to Successful Cardiac Transplantation Therapy

By Antonio Loforte


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2. Heart Transplant: Current Indications and Patient Selection

By Ulises López-Cardoza, Carles Díez-López and José González- Costello


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3. Donor Heart Allocation

By Louis H. Stein, Mohammad Choudhary and Scott C. Silvestry


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4. Heart Transplantation in the Era of the Left Ventricular Assist Devices

By Michael Mazzei, Suresh Keshavamurthy, Abul Kashem and Yoshiya Toyoda


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5. Role of Short-Term Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices as Bridge-to-Heart Transplantation

By Ahmet Dolapoglu, Eyup Avci and Ahmet Celik


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6. Surgical Management for Advanced Heart Failure in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

By Crystal L. Valadon, Erin M. Schumer and Mark S. Slaughter


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7. Mechanical Circulatory Support as Bridge to Pediatric Heart Transplantation

By Martin Schweiger and Michael Huebler


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8. Orthotopic Heart Transplantation: Bicaval Versus Biatrial Surgical Technique

By Sofia Martin-Suarez, Marianna Berardi, Daniela Votano, Antonio Loforte, Giuseppe Marinelli, Luciano Potena and Francesco Grigioni


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9. Heterotopic Heart Transplantation

By Hannah Copeland and Jack G. Copeland


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10. Anesthesia and Intensive Care Management for Cardiac Transplantation

By Massimo Baiocchi, Maria Benedetto, Marta Agulli and Guido Frascaroli


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11. Humoral Rejection in Cardiac Transplantation: Management of Antibody-Mediated Rejection

By Umit Kervan, Dogan Emre Sert and Nesrin Turan


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12. Graft Vascular Disease

By Lucas Barbieri, Noedir Stolf, Mariane Manso and Wallace André Pedro da Silva


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13. Post-Heart Transplantation Lymphoproliferations

By Sylvain Choquet


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14. Cardiac Re-Transplantation: A Growing Indication with Unique Considerations

By Robert JH Miller and Kiran Khush


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