Tag: Heart Transplant

1. The rate of hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission from nucleic acid amplification testing (NAT)-negative donor hearts is low, and survival rates in patients with donor-derived HCV are high. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) While there have been considerable advances in heart transplantation, more and more patients are becoming reliant on...
Association of prehospital plasma transfusion with survival in trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock when transport times are longer than 20 minutes: A post-hoc analysis of the PAMPer and COMBAT clinical trials 1. Prehospital plasma transfusion is associated with increased survival in the setting of hemorrhagic shock, particularly with longer transport...
1. HCV-naive patients in need of heart or lung transplants who received organs from HCV-positive donors and were treated with sofobuvir-velpatasvir demonstrated intact graft function with undetectable viral loads during post-surgical follow up. 2. No treatment-related serious adverse effects were noted in the study population. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown:...

Patient Basics: Heart Transplant

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? A heart transplant is surgery in which a patient with a life-threatening heart problem receives a new, healthy heart from a person who has died. In a heart transplant, the patient who receives the new heart (the recipient) is someone who has a 30...
1. After accounting for confounding factors, no difference in overall mortality was noted for recipients of transplants from donors over the age of 50 than from donors under the age of 50. 2. The rate of coronary artery vasculopathy was significantly elevated at both 5 and 10 year follow-ups in...