The courage to push: donors and recipients.

  title={The courage to push: donors and recipients.},
  author={David A Baran},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  volume={33 2},
The history of heart transplantation has been marked by continued advances, turning the impossible into the practical. Problems such as rejection have gone from lifelimiting threats to manageable risks. Since the advent of effective immunosuppression, the number of heart transplant procedures greatly expanded, plateaued, and then declined from its peak. This is in contrast to the situation in renal and lung transplantation. Renal transplantation has expanded due to the use of living related and… CONTINUE READING