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Chapter: Ventricular Assist Device as Bridge-to-Transplant
Contemporary Heart Transplantation: Organ and Tissue Transplantation
  • Vidang P Nguyen, Providence St. Joseph Health
  • Song Li
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  • cards,
  • cards publication,
  • oregon,
  • portland

This work provides a one-of- a-kind volume that includes all aspects of heart transplantation from its historic beginning to its current day standards which now make the procedure a long-term treatment option for heart failure patients. The subjects covered include technical aspects of the procurement and implant procedures, as well as the medical nuances of pre-operative preparation and post-transplant immunosuppression management; the current day multi-disciplinary make up of the transplant team along with information on the keys to building and running a successful transplant program; regulatory standards and listing policies and the impact of the growing mechanical circulatory support technologies on the transplant field; and emerging technologies and future possibilities. All chapters are written by experts in the field and include the most up-to-date peer reviewed studies and clinical guidelines. This book gives an ever-changing reference that will become the text of choice for those beginning or continuing their transplant careers.

Clinical Institute
Cardiovascular (Heart)
Citation Information
Vidang P Nguyen and Song Li. Chapter: Ventricular Assist Device as Bridge-to-Transplant. Contemporary Heart Transplantation: Organ and Tissue Transplantation (2020)
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