Historical perspectives on cardiac transplantation: the past as prologue to challenges for the 21st century.

@article{Ventura2001HistoricalPO,
  title={Historical perspectives on cardiac transplantation: the past as prologue to challenges for the 21st century.},
  author={Hector O. Ventura and Kunnummal Muhammed},
  journal={Current opinion in cardiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={
          118-23
        }
}
The development of cardiac transplantation is based on experimental studies that started in the beginning of the last century. The improvement in the surgical technique for cardiac transplantation, associated with other progress in the field of cardiac surgery and a better understanding of the immune responses, allowed cardiac transplantation to become a reality for the treatment of endstage heart disease. Recent development in immunosuppressive agents and advances in cardiac surgery have meant… CONTINUE READING