BACKGROUND: Heart transplantation is an established therapy for end-stage cardiac disease. METHODS: Overview of the state of the art. RESULTS: More than 60,000 heart transplantations have been performed up to now. Survival rates for 1, 3 and 5 years are 82, 74 and 69%. The half-time of an organ is about 10 years. CONCLUSIONS: Long-term results after heart… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10353-004-0080-9

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