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Coverage from the

International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 2018 Scientific Sessions

April 11 - 15, 2018; Nice, France

April 11 - 15, 2018 Nice, France

Conference News

Popular News From ISHLT 2017

  • Donor-Derived DNA Predicts Lung Transplant Rejection Donor-Derived DNA Predicts Lung Transplant Rejection Before any clinical signs of graft failure are evident in patients who undergo lung transplant, experimental research suggests that donor-derived cell-free DNA could help predict a poor outcome.
  • Organ Transplants Delayed in Large US Cities Organ Transplants Delayed in Large US Cities Every day, 20 Americans die waiting for an organ. Physicians say they are disturbed at the role geography plays when they have to watch patients die because of the randomness of where they live.
  • Survival Trend Seen With LVAD in Advanced Heart Failure Survival Trend Seen With LVAD in Advanced Heart Failure Some patients with advanced heart failure not on the transplantation wait list might benefit from an LVAD, but robust evidence is lacking on the optimal management of patients in this 'grey zone.'

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