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ISHLT Members in the News

Bryan A Whitson, MD
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio, USA

Transplanting Non-Traditional Donor Lungs Can Save Patients With End-Stage Lung Disease

BioNews Services

According to a recent study published yesterday in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, non-traditional donor lungs can save more lives. For patients with end-stage lung disease, lung transplantation can improve their quality of life and even save or extend their lives. However, only 17 percent of donor lungs are currently successfully transplanted, therefore, there is a critical lack of suitable organs for lung disease patients. Read full article →

Steven Kindel, MD
Children's Hospital and Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Children's Performs Two Heart Transplants in Two Days

WOWT 6 News, 8 Oct 2014

Wednesday, Children's Hospital & Medical Center announced staff had performed two pediatric heart transplants in just 48 hours. The procedures happened October 5th and 6th. Both patients are recovering in Children's intensive care unit. "I am proud of our expert team, and pleased we could provide high quality, life-changing cardiac care for these children," says Steven Kindel, M.D., director of Children's Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation program. Read full article →

Michael E Mitchell, MD
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

New Blood Test May Predict Heart Transplant Rejection

WNDU.com, 19 Sep 2014

For patients who've had a heart transplant, the surgery is just the beginning. Patients must undergo dozens of tests and biopsies to check for rejection of the donor organ, and this can be especially difficult on children. Now, a new approach could change the way doctors predict transplant rejection without expensive, invasive procedures. Read full article →

Enrique Gongora, MD & Ioana Dumitru, MD
Memorial Regional Hospital
Hollywood, Florida, USA

Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute Performs First Adult Heart Transplant in Broward County

Hollywood Gazette, 18 Sep 2014

Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute at Memorial Regional Hospital made history this week by performing the first ever, adult heart transplant in Broward County. The hospital received UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) approval to launch the adult heart transplant program earlier this year, becoming one of only two programs in South Florida. Read full article →

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