Present status and future perspectives of heart transplantation.

  title={Present status and future perspectives of heart transplantation.},
  author={Yoshiya Toyoda and Thomas Sloane Guy and Abul M Kashem},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  volume={77 5},
Heart transplantation has evolved as the "gold standard" therapy, with median survival exceeding 10 years, for patients with endstage heart failure (HF). Advancements in the fields of immunosuppression, infection prophylaxis, and surgical techniques have transformed heart transplantation from what was once considered an experimental intervention into a routine treatment. The number of heart transplants reported to the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation registry worldwide… CONTINUE READING
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