Cardiac Transplantation or Ventriculectomy?

  • J. O. C. AulerJr.
  • F. Bacal
  • E. A. Bocchi
Conference paper


During the past decade, heart transplantation has evolved from an experimental procedure performed in selected centers to the treatment of choice for patients with end-stage heart disease. The prognosis of the disease has been dramatically altered by this procedure. Despite the recent advances in the medical treatment of heart failure, including the use of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, the prognosis of patients with heart failure in functional class III/IV as documented by many trials is very poor, especially in class IV. The overall annual mortality rate continues to be 30% to 40% [1,2].


Mitral Regurgitation Heart Transplantation Cardiac Transplantation Endomyocardial Biopsy Heart Lung Transplant 
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  • J. O. C. AulerJr.
  • F. Bacal
  • E. A. Bocchi

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