Norihide Fukushima

Kinran Senri University

Dr. Norihide Fukushima is the President of Senri Kinran University, Japan, a visiting director at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Japan, and a recruit professor in the Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan. After graduating from the Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, he finished clinical training in the 1st Department of Surgery, Osaka University Hospital, and obtained his Ph.D. in Prolonged Cardiac Immersion storage in 1992. Dr. Fukushima worked at Loma Linda University, California, USA as a research and clinical fellow from 1991 to 1994. His team underwent the first heart transplantation in Japan in 1999. He and his colleagues made a revision to the Transplant Act in 2010 to increase deceased organ donation and heart transplantation in Japan.

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Since the first heart transplantation was performed by Dr. Christiaan Barnard in South Africa in 1967, there has been steady progress in terms of recipient selection, donor selection and management, surgical technique, preoperative management, immunosuppression, mechanical circulatory support during waiting for heart transplantation, especially in the last two decades. This book presents recent information in the field of heart transplantation. It includes thirteen chapters that address such topics as novel immunosuppression therapy and the role of transplant pharmacists, donor management and intervention for primary graft failure, mechanical circulatory, diagnostic modalities for cardiac allograft vasculopathy, surgical techniques, pediatric heart transplantation, and gene therapy. We hope that readers will find this book a useful resource because of its summarization of relevant details and issues that will facilitate the acquisition of emerging new information in each area of heart transplantation.

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