Vascular Disease and Surgery

About

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).

Articles

A Staged Hybrid Approach to an Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery with Symptomatic Kommerell’s Diverticulum

Published:

22 July 2021

Citation:

Interventional Cardiology Review 2021;16:e14.

Valve-in-valve Procedure Using Cerebral Protection

Published:

02 February 2021

Citation:

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

Corrigendum to: Intraventricular Conduction Disturbances After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

Published:

24 November 2020

Citation:

Interventional Cardiology Review 2020;15:e17.

Intraventricular Conduction Disturbances After TAVI

Published:

29 July 2020

Citation:

Interventional Cardiology Review 2020;15:e11.