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Acute Cardiac Allograft Rejection

According to data from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), 3,552 orthotopic heart transplants (OHT) were performed in 2019. That's up slightly from 3,408 the year before. After these transplants, one of the...

Surgical Steps In Heart Transplantation

Orthotopic heart transplantations (OHTs) are some of my favorite procedures as a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist! After establishing general endotracheal anesthesia (GETA) with standard monitors, an arterial line, a central line (often with pulmonary artery catheter),...

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) 2018 Heart Transplant Listing Guidelines Revision

The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is a non-profit organization that oversees national transplant waiting lists, collects data about every organ transplant that occurs in the United States, promotes awareness about the importance...

Surgical Steps In Bilateral Lung Transplantation

A standard double lung transplantation includes a series of steps involving incision (median sternotomy or clamshell thoracotomy), cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in many cases, right and left pneumonectomies of the native lungs, preparation of the...

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