Vascular Disease and Surgery


Heart transplantation surgery has become the standard treatment for selected patients with end-stage heart failure. Improvements in immunosuppressant, donor procurement, surgical techniques, and post-transplant care have resulted in a substantial decrease in acute allograft rejection, which had previously significantly limited survival of heart transplant recipients.

The number of heart transplants performed worldwide over the last decade has continued to increase annually.

Current challenges include older age of both recipients and donors; an increasing number of transplants performed with mechanical circulatory support; the growing use of combined organ transplants (now more than 4% of all heart transplants); and a high proportion of sensitised patients (those with pre-formed antibodies against human leukocyte antigens, which increased the risk of organ rejection).


Persistent LA/LAA Thrombus in Patients on Chronic Anticoagulation


15 April 2023


Cardiac Failure Review 2023;9:e05.

Heart Failure and Cardiac Rehabilitation


23 September 2022


Cardiac Failure Review 2022;8:e28.

State of the Art Structural Interventions in Heart Failure


04 November 2019


Cardiac Failure Review 2019;5(3):147–54.

Ambulatory Intra Aortic Balloon Pump in Advanced Heart Failure


Cardiac Failure Review 2018;4(1):43–5.