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NBA Champion, 'Survivor' Contestant Receives Heart Transplant

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- NBA champion and "Survivor" contestant Scot Pollard is "awake and feeling great" a day after a heart transplant, his wife said Saturday on social media. Scot has a new heart!" Dawn Pollard posted Friday night on X, formerly.

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AI tools better at predicting heart transplant rejection than standard clinical method, finds study

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

More than 4,500 heart transplants were performed in the U.S. While the lifesaving operation improves the quality of life and longevity for most recipients, organ rejection remains a risk, with acute rejection occurring in up to 32% of recipients within the first year.

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New York hospital performs 1st 'domino' heart transplant on babies

Becker's Hospital Review - Cardiology

New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital performed the first "domino" heart transplant on babies, according to an American Hospital Association report.

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World's first partial heart transplant proves successful in first year

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

The world's first partial heart transplant has achieved what researchers have spent more than a year hoping for—functioning valves and arteries that grow along with the young patient, as hypothesized by the pioneering team behind the procedure at Duke Health.

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Donated Heart Valves Still Growing a Year After World's 1st Partial Heart Transplant

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- The newborn that received the world's first partial heart transplant in 2022 continued to do well a year later, according to a case report from the transplant team. Born with type A2 persistent truncus arteriosus and irreparable.

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Emory AI better predicts success of heart transplants: Study

Becker's Hospital Review - Cardiology

Researchers at Atlanta-based Emory University developed artificial intelligence that they say improves the prediction of successful heart transplants by 10%.

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Heart transplantation and biomarkers: a review about their usefulness in clinical practice

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

Advanced heart failure (AdvHF) can only be treated definitively by heart transplantation (HTx), yet problems such right ventricle dysfunction (RVD), rejection, cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV), and primary graft dysfunction (PGD) are linked to a poor prognosis.