Vascular Disease and Surgery

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Heart transplantation surgery has become the standard treatment for selected patients with end-stage heart failure. Improvements in immunosuppressant, donor procurement, surgical techniques, and post-transplant care have resulted in a substantial decrease in acute allograft rejection, which had previously significantly limited survival of heart transplant recipients.

The number of heart transplants performed worldwide over the last decade has continued to increase annually.

Current challenges include older age of both recipients and donors; an increasing number of transplants performed with mechanical circulatory support; the growing use of combined organ transplants (now more than 4% of all heart transplants); and a high proportion of sensitised patients (those with pre-formed antibodies against human leukocyte antigens, which increased the risk of organ rejection).

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Valve-in-valve Procedure Using Cerebral Protection

Dariusz Jagielak, Radoslaw Targonski, Dariusz Ciecwierz,

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Citation: Interventional Cardiology Review 2021;16(Suppl 1):1–4.

Corrigendum to: Intraventricular Conduction Disturbances After…

Shu-I Lin, Mizuki Miura, Ana Paula Tagliari,

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Citation: Interventional Cardiology Review 2020;15:e17.

Chimney Stenting in TAVI

Liesbeth Rosseel, Michael Rosseel, Brian G Hynes,

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Citation: Interventional Cardiology Review 2020;15:e09.

Management of Valvular Disease During Pregnancy

Chiara Fraccaro, Noemie Tence, Giulia Masiero,

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Citation: Interventional Cardiology Review 2020;15:e10.