HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Heart transplant survival: Results may be key to rejection prevention, detection, treatment

Research to be presented at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 24th Annual Meeting April 21-24 in San Francisco, points to major victories in the battle for immune system balance in heart transplant patients.

"The combination of emerging technologies and drugs could mean greatly improved patient management and longer survival rates," said Mandeep Mehra, M.D., Program Chair of ISHLT and an ISHLT director. "The results of these studies have been much anticipated by the transplant community."

Some of the late-breaking trial results to be revealed include:

  • Use of intravascular ultrasound as a predictor for long-term heart transplant outcomes Data from a five-year multi-center validation study (Abstract #27)
  • Immunosuppressant drug everolimus used to prevent acute cardiac disease and rejection 24-month study results (Abstract #28)
  • Using molecular testing to predict clinical outcomes for heart transplantation Outcomes of a prospective multi-center trial (Abstract #192)
  • Protection from transplant disease (graft vasculopathy) with use of sirolimus from time of heart transplantation Results from a two-year study (Abstract #193)

Worldwide, approximately 4,500 cardiac transplants are performed annually. Despite significant progress made in surgical techniques and post-operative care, the risks associated with cardiac surgery remain high. The one-year survival rate after transplantation is approximately 80 percent; this number drops to nearly 50 percent after 10 years. The leading cause of death during the first three years is acute rejection of the transplanted organ. The patient's immune system attacks the heart as if it were a foreign object until it no longer functions properly.

Another contributing factor to limited survival rates is cardiac allograft vasculopathy (transplant vessel damage). This thickening of artery walls in a transplanted heart
'"/>

Contact: Kelly Goff
kellygoff@server63.com
210-378-1980
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
19-Apr-2004


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. The European Society of Cardiology launches Women at Heart
2. Heart surgeons publish death rates
3. Heart attack treatment gap may be closing for women
4. The Larry King Cardiac Foundation presents The Changing Face of Heart Disease on Feb. 2
5. Brenner Childrens Hospital named to NIH Pediatric Heart Network
6. Heart patients treated by non-cardiologists less likely to receive medications
7. Heart failure patients treated for diabetes with insulin have increase in mortality
8. New research results: Heart jacket shown to be effective
9. Heart surgery patients receive less aggressive discharge care
10. Heart attack, stroke risk overlooked in diabetics
11. Heart arrhythmias easily treated, yet few know risks

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... As health professionals work to improve their approach to healthcare, there is a ... filling out a survey; in many cases health professionals and patients are working together ... research on the importance of active engagement with patients and members of the public ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... alumni Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ’17, along with ... for the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases during the 15th Annual Women’s ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional ... action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. ... a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of a missionary ... Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of published author, ... ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which she has ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... to meet the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s ... experts and tested to meet the highest standard. , These products are ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017 AVACEN Medical ... device is now successfully helping those with the widespread ... Fibromyalgia diagnosed Amanda in Essex, England ... and washing my hair, experiencing no sleep at all, ... painful spasm… I cannot recommend [the AVACEN 100] enough, ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... LOUISVILLE, Ky. , Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed ... and predictive analytics, today announced that it has been ranked ... the Black Book™ Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed ... software solution for large hospitals and medical centers over 200 ... in Black Book,s healthcare technology user survey history. ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... 18, 2017 EpiVax, Inc. ("EpiVax") ... and immune engineering, today announced a new ... (H7N9) vaccine. ... influenza and presents a challenge for traditional ... to be effective. Using state-of-the-art bioinformatics and molecular ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: