When a Fontan procedure fails, a ventricular assist device can be used to boost the single ventricle’s pumping power, buying time to transplant
This case study of a 12-year-old’s second heart transplant within a decade illustrates several pediatric heart transplant trends — as well as just how crucial meticulous pretransplant management can be.
In two short years, Cleveland Clinic Florida has fostered one of the nation’s fastest-growing transplant programs. Close integration with its parent program in Ohio and high demand in South Florida help explain why.
What do gut flora and the proliferation of percutaneous procedures have in common? They both figure into discoveries or changes from our list of 50 key developments in cardiovascular care over the past two decades.