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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Strüber, M; Lange, R; Gummert, JF; Beyersdorf, F; Jurmann, M; Schmid, C; El Banayosy, A; Hoppe, UC; Steinbeck, G; Reichenspurner, H; Liebold, A; Franz, WM; Ruhparwar, A; Schmoeckel, M; Working Group for Therapies of End Stage Cardiac and Pulmonary Disease; German Soeciety for Thoracic and Cardiocascular Surgery 
Title:
Alternatives to heart transplantation. Symposium of the "Treatment of End-stage Heart and Lung Failure" working group on October 22, 2005 in Munich. 
Abstract:
Heart transplantation is currently the treatment of first choice in patients with end-stage refractory heart failure. But already the demand for donor organs cannot be met, and patients face long waiting times for transplantation. In the future waiting times will become even longer as life expectancy increases and the number of heart-failure patients requiring transplantation grows. Consequently, in view of the poor prognosis of the disease in its advanced stages, alternatives to heart transplan...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 
Year:
2007 
Journal volume:
55 Suppl 2 
Pages contribution:
S147-67 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0171-6425 
TUM Institution:
chirurgie