Table of contents

  1. Edward Horn, Moses Demehin
  2. Jorge Silva Enciso, Gurpreet Sodhi, Gurusher Panjrath
  3. Christopher M. Bianco, Monique R. Robinson
  4. Laurie Letarte, Arvind Bhimaraj
  5. Katherine J. Kunkel, Maria Molina, Joyce Wald
  6. Jennifer K. McDermott
  7. Hampton A. Crimm, Nicholas R. Fiacco, M. Casey Flanagan
  8. Nael Hawwa, David O. Taylor
  9. Deirdre M. Mooney, Marwa Sabe
  10. Marijan Koprivanac, Nader Moazami
  11. Gurpreet Sodhi, Ramesh Singh
  12. Jason W. Smith, Amy Fiedler
  13. Elizabeth S. Pocock, Farzad Najam, Gurusher Panjrath
  14. Nina Badoe, Palak Shah
  15. Puja H Nambiar, Christine Koval
  16. Arturo Cardounel, Carlos-Eduardo Diaz-Castrillon, Edgar Aranda-Michel, Christopher M. Sciortino
  17. Daniel Cheeran, Robert M. Morlend, Justin L. Grodin
  18. Molly Schultheis, Margarita Camacho
  19. Timothy S. Welch, Zorana Mrsic, Sula Mazimba
  20. Deirdre Mooney, Amanda R. Vest
  21. Linda Ohler, Jami Lai, Wanda Oliveras
  22. Nicole A. Pilch
  23. Monique S. Tanna, Allison Padegimas, Joyce W. Wald
  24. Kenta Nakamura, April Stempien-Otero
  25. Ezequiel J. Molina, Danjing Zhao

About this book


Despite recent advances in mechanical circulatory support, heart transplantation has remained the gold standard for the treatment of patients with advanced heart failure.  Since the first heart transplant in 1967, the field has advanced significantly with better outcomes due to improved techniques, advanced immunosuppressive medications, and the development of the multi-disciplinary approach to the management of these unique patients.
Contemporary Heart Transplantation provides a one-of- a-kind volume that includes all aspects of heart transplantation from its historic beginning to its current day standards which now make the procedure a long-term treatment option for heart failure patients.  The subjects covered include technical aspects of the procurement and implant procedures, as well as the medical nuances of pre-operative preparation and post-transplant immunosuppression management; the current day multi-disciplinary make up of the transplant team along with information on the keys to building and running a successful transplant program; regulatory standards and listing policies and the impact of the growing mechanical circulatory support technologies on the transplant field; and emerging technologies and future possibilities. All chapters are written by experts in the field and include the most up-to-date peer reviewed studies and clinical guidelines. This book provides an ever-changing reference that will become the text of choice for those beginning or continuing their transplant careers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Linda Bogar
    • 1
  • April Stempien-Otero
    • 2
  1. 1.AdventHealth Transplant InstituteOrlandoUSA
  2. 2.Division of CardiologyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Reference Module Medicine
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33280-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2570-1592
  • Series Online ISSN 2570-1606
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology