Antonio Loforte

Policlinico Sant’Orsola Malpighi

Dr. Loforte is currently staff surgeon and chair of the Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) program at the Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, S. Orsola Hospital, ALMA Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, IRCCS Bologna, Italy. He completed his cardiothoracic surgery recidency at the University of Bologna, S. Orsola Hospital (Italy), at St. Antonius Ziekenhuis, Nieuwegein (the Netherlands) and the Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin (Germany). He additionally joined the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant and Assist Devices, in Houston, Texas, USA. Dr. Loforte is a member of several professional organizations including the prestigious STS, ISHLT, ASAIO, EACTS, RHICS, SICCH, SITO, ELSO, ESOT among others. His bibliography lists over 150 peer-reviewed original articles, 250 abstracts (communications) for international meetings, 20 book chapters, and 8 manuals. He serves as a reviewer for 25 international journals and is part of the editorial board in 10 of them. He received a ‘European Ph.D. label’ in Organ Transplantation and ten international awards in Europe and USA.

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Latest work with IntechOpen by Antonio Loforte

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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