Heterotopic heart transplantation: experimental development and clinical experience.

  title={Heterotopic heart transplantation: experimental development and clinical experience.},
  author={Alexander Kadner and Raymond H Chen and David H Adams},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  volume={17 4},
Heterotopic heart transplantation was initially developed in the laboratory for experimental transplantation. While it was more widely utilized in the pre-cyclosporine era to provide adjunct circulatory support in combination with the native heart, associated complications as well as improved long-term graft survival have now established orthotopic transplantation as the procedure of choice. Heterotopic heart transplantation is currently reserved for highly selected patients. The technique is… CONTINUE READING


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