#27: Heart transplantation: Selecting the ideal candidate

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March 21, 2013

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Which patients are the best candidates for heart transplantation Drs Sudhir Kushwaha and Richard (Rocky) Daly respectively the medical and surgical directors of the Heart Transplantation and VAD program at Mayo Clinic review the steps to selecting patients for transplantation and discuss ventricular assist devices (as bridge-to-transplantation and destination therapy) and the listing system that categorizes those awaiting surgery.

Richard (Rocky) Daly MD
Professor of Surgery
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Sudhir Kushwaha MD
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Drs Daly and Kushwaha have no relevant financial disclosures.

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