Vascular and Surgery

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Contemporary Management of Secondary Mitral Regurgitation

Kashish Goel, Colin M Barker, JoAnn Lindenfeld,

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Destination Therapy with LVAD in Non-transplant Centres

Antoni Bayés-Genís, Christian Muñoz-Guijosa, Evelyn Santiago-Vacas, et al

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Interatrial Shunting for Left Heart Failure

Leonardo Guimaraes, David del Val, Sebastien Bergeron, et al

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Antithrombotic Therapy After TAVI

Leslie Marisol Lugo, Rafael Romaguera, Joan Antoni Gómez-Hospital, et al

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Will Direct Oral Anticoagulants Have a Chance in Prosthetic Valves?

Mahmoud Abdelnabi, Abdallah Almaghraby, Yehia Saleh,

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IPSC Applications in Heart Diseases

Shu Nakao, Dai Ihara, Koji Hasegawa, et al

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Cardiovascular Management of Adults with Marfan Syndrome

Yukiko Isekame, Sabiha Gati, Jose Antonio Aragon-Martin, et al

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Cardiac Repair and Regeneration: The Value of Cell Therapies

Daniel Alejandro Lerman, Nasri Alotti, Kiddy Levente Ume, et al

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Heart transplantation surgery has become the standard treatment for selected patients with end-stage heart failure. Improvements in immunosuppressant, donor procurement, surgical techniques, and post-transplant care have resulted in a substantial decrease in acute allograft rejection, which had previously significantly limited survival of heart transplant recipients.

The number of heart transplants performed worldwide over the last decade has continued to increase annually.

Current challenges include older age of both recipients and donors; an increasing number of transplants performed with mechanical circulatory support; the growing use of combined organ transplants (now more than 4% of all heart transplants); and a high proportion of sensitised patients (those with pre-formed antibodies against human leukocyte antigens, which increased the risk of organ rejection).

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Evaluating the Potential Effect of L-carnitine on the Prevention of AF…

Published: F Dastan,

Citation: European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e42.

Contemporary Management of Secondary Mitral Regurgitation

Published: - Kashish Goel, Colin M Barker, JoAnn Lindenfeld,

Citation: European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e22.

Destination Therapy with LVAD in Non-transplant Centres

Published: - Antoni Bayés-Genís, Christian Muñoz-Guijosa, Evelyn Santiago-Vacas,

Citation: European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e19.

Interatrial Shunting for Left Heart Failure

Published: - Leonardo Guimaraes, David del Val, Sebastien Bergeron,

Citation: European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e18.