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TEXTBOOK : CARDIAC TRANSPLANTATION

CARDIAC TRANSPLANTATION

Edited by Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce .

164 pages .
Open Access .


The completion of this book is very exciting as we consider all the innovations around cardiovascular healthcare world wide. We are truly in an era of change not only in terms of technology but in the type of patient we are caring for. With change come challenges around truly multidisciplinary management of transplant patients. That is why I feel this book is exciting in that it presents the team approach to the transplant patient. I am confident that the pioneers of cardiac transplantation would be pleased with our response to challenges in healthcare today and be pleased with the final product. I would like to thank Dr. Bruce Reitz, my neverending supporter and mentor who started me on this journey.

Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD
Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer,
Associate Professor of Surgery,
Ohio State University Medical Center,
USA

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CONTENTS : 



Part 1 Treatment Strategies in Cardiac Transplantation .


 1 Immunosuppressive Therapy After Cardiac Transplantation 3 Martin Schweiger

 2 Antibody Mediated Rejection of the Cardiac Allograft 23 Christopher R. Ensor and Christina T. Doligalski

 3 Nutritional Intervention in Heart Transplant Recipients – Dietary Recommendations 41 Paloma Posada-Moreno, Ismael Ortuño-Soriano, Ignacio Zaragoza-García, Mª Dolores Rodríguez-Martínez, José Luis Pacheco-del-Cerro, Carmen Martínez-Rincón and Antonio Luis Villarino Marín

 4 Physical Rehabilitation 59 Guilherme Veiga Guimarães, Lucas Nóbilo Pascoalino, Vitor de Oliveira Carvalho, Aline Cristina Tavares and Edimar Alcides Bocchi

Part 2 Chronic Rejection in Cardiac Transplantation .


 5 Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy: An Ongoing Challenge in the Care of Heart Transplant Recipients 79 Brian Clarke and Kiran Khush

 6 Role of Matricellular Proteins in Cardiac Allograft Fibrosis 99 Nadine Frerker, Monika Kasprzycka, Bjørg Mikalsen, Pål Dag Line, Helge Scott and Guttorm Haraldsen

Part 3 Experimentation in Cardiac Transplantation .


 7 Potential of Heterotopic Cardiac Transplantation in Mice as a Model for Elucidating Mechanisms of Graft Rejection 125 Melanie Laschinger, Volker Assfalg, Edouard Matevossian, Helmut Friess and Norbert Hüser

 8 Pre-Transplant Therapy in Experimental Heart Transplantation 143 Tomislav Stojanovic, Andreas H. Wagner, Friedrich A. Schöndube and Markus Hecker





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