J Korean Med Assoc.  2008 Aug;51(8):692-699. 10.5124/jkma.2008.51.8.692.

Recent Advancement in Heart and Lung Transplantation

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Konkuk University College of Medicine, Korea. mgsong@kuh.ac.kr

Abstract

Heart transplantation remains the definitive surgical solution for Stage D heart failure. There have been impressive developments in lung transplantation also. This review is focused on the recent advancements in the field of heart and lung transplantation and the current status of thoracic organ transplantation in Korea. Future directions of thoracic organ transplantation are discussed.

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Heart failure; Heart transplantation; Lung transplantation; Recent advancement
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