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Coverage from the

International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 2016 Scientific Sessions

April 27 - 30, 2016; Washington, DC

April 27 - 30, 2016 Washington, DC
  • ISHLT Ambulatory Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Cuts Costs Walking extracorporeal membrane oxygenation patients appears to cut costs and improve outcomes, but safety concerns and the lack of standardized procedures have hindered widespread adoption.
  • ISHLT HeartMate 3 Trial at 1 Year: 80% Survival, No Pump Thrombosis "I am very encouraged with the hemocompatibility part of these results because this pump was designed for that purpose," said one expert. But more excitement surrounds the larger MOMENTUM 3 trial.
  • ISHLT Older Lung Donors Raise Mortality Risk Only Slightly Pushing the maximum recommended donor age for lung transplants from 55 to 64 years greatly expands the donor pool, with only a slight increase in recipient mortality. However, more research is needed.

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