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Mayo Clinic researchers in the Transplant Center conduct ongoing studies and clinical trials in improving surgical procedures, improving outcomes and caring for people who need transplants. Researchers also study alternative therapies for people who might be able to use an alternative to a heart transplant.
Areas of research include:
- Stem cell therapy in cardiac regeneration research
- Genetics and potential treatments for hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a rare congenital heart defect
- New or improved surgical procedures
- New immunosuppressant medications
- Outcomes after heart transplants
- Ventricular assist devices
- Alternative therapies for people who may not need heart transplants
- Transplanting living organs from one species to another (xenotransplantation)
- Gene therapy
See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic authors on heart transplant on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.
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Heart transplant care at Mayo Clinic
Nov. 16, 2019
- Heart transplant. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/heart-transplant. Accessed Sept. 4, 2019.
- Mancini D. Indications and contraindications for cardiac transplantation. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/search. Accessed Sept. 4, 2019.
- Heart transplant. American Heart Association. https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/congenital-heart-defects/care-and-treatment-for-congenital-heart-defects/heart-transplant. Accessed Sept. 4, 2019.
- Getting a new heart: Information for patients about heart transplant. American Society of Transplantation. https://power2save.org/organ-specific/. Accessed Sept. 10, 2019.
- Kittleson MM, et al. Cardiac transplantation: Current outcomes and contemporary controversies. Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart failure. 2017;5:857.
- McCartney SL, et al. Long-term outcomes and management of the heart transplant recipient. Best Practice & Research Clinical Anaesthesiology. 2017;31:237.
- Vega E, et al. Postoperative management of heart transplant patients. Best Practice & Research Clinical Anaesthesiology. 2017;31:201.
- Pham MX. Prognosis after cardiac transplantation in adults. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/search. Accessed Sept. 4, 2019.
- Pina IL. Rehabilitation after cardiac transplantation. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/search. Accessed Sept. 12, 2019.
- Matching donors and recipients. Health Resources & Services Administration. https://www.organdonor.gov/about/process/matching.html. Accessed Sept. 12, 2019.
- Guida B, et al. Role of dietary intervention and nutritional follow-up in heart transplant recipients. Clinical Transplantation. 2009;23:101.
- Salyer J, et al. Community-based weight management in long-term heart transplant recipients: a pilot study. Progress in Transplantation. 2007;17:315.
- Yardley M, et al. Importance of physical capacity and the effects of exercise in heart transplant recipients. World Journal of Transplantation. 2018;8:1.
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