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ROCHESTER, Minn. — Heart transplant experts from Mayo Clinic presented findings from three recent clinical studies involving heart transplant patients. The presentations took place during the 2015 International Society of Heart & Lung Transplant (ISHLT) in Nice, France, April 15–18.
Mayo Clinic physicians presented oral and poster presentations on 16 studies at ISHLT this year. The conference attracts 3,000 health care professionals from 45 countries who represent more than 15 different medical disciplines involved in the management and treatment of end-stage heart and lung disease. A few highlights of the Mayo Clinic-related research include:
“Are psychosocial characteristics predictive of death and rehospitalization after destination left ventricular assist device?”
“Sirolimus-based immunosuppression results in lower incidence of post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorders in heart transplant recipients”
“HVAD insertion via right ventricular interposition: a novel strategy for biventricular support”
The ISHLT was created in 1981 by a small group of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons who were dedicated to improving the care of patients with advanced heart or lung disease.
About Transplantation at Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic has one of the nation’s largest and most experienced transplant practices, with campuses in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida. Over 200 doctors in transplant medicine and surgery perform about 1,800 transplants a year, and have a long track record of excellent outcomes. The heart transplant program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester is part of the integrated William J. von Liebig Transplant Center, where more than 800 solid organ and blood and marrow transplants take place every year. The opportunity to collaborate with multiple transplant programs allows Mayo Clinic patients access to a multidisciplinary transplant team and the opportunity for multiorgan transplantation if necessary.
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