Cardiac transplantation: indications, eligibility and current outcomes

@article{Bhagra2018CardiacTI,
  title={Cardiac transplantation: indications, eligibility and current outcomes},
  author={Sai Kiran Bhagra and Stephen J Pettit and Jayan Parameshwar},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2018},
  volume={105},
  pages={252 - 260}
}
### Learning objectives Despite advances in medical and device therapy, the prognosis and quality of life of patients with advanced heart failure (HF) remains poor. For a carefully selected group of these patients, cardiac transplantation is the treatment of choice. The first human-to-human heart transplant was performed in Cape Town on 3 December 1967 by Christiaan Barnard; the patient died 18 days later of infective complications. Outcomes were poor in the early years, but with the… 

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