Clinical Guide to Heart Transplantation

  • Jon Kobashigawa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Michele Hamilton, Michelle Kittleson, Jon Kobashigawa
    Pages 1-9
  3. Jon Kobashigawa, Minh Luu, Christine Sumbi
    Pages 21-35
  4. Michelle Kittleson, Jon Kobashigawa, Minh Luu
    Pages 37-45
  5. Xiaohai Zhang, Nancy Reinsmoen, Jon Kobashigawa
    Pages 47-56
  6. Jignesh Patel, Jon Kobashigawa
    Pages 57-71
  7. Fardad Esmailian, Paul Perry, Jon Kobashigawa
    Pages 73-80
  8. Jon Kobashigawa, Michael Olymbios
    Pages 81-93
  9. Jon Kobashigawa, Minh Luu
    Pages 109-135
  10. Phillip Zakowski
    Pages 137-156
  11. David Chang, Jon Kobashigawa
    Pages 157-170
  12. David Chang, Jon Kobashigawa, Minh Luu
    Pages 171-183
  13. Jon Kobashigawa, Michael Olymbios
    Pages 185-191
  14. Jon Kobashigawa, Michael Olymbios
    Pages 193-211
  15. Jon Kobashigawa, Michael Olymbios, Minh Luu
    Pages 213-225
  16. Francisco Arabia
    Pages 227-236
  17. Jon Kobashigawa
    Pages 237-248
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 249-258

About this book


This handbook is an easy reference for those involved in the management of heart transplant.  While this compilation of best practices cannot address the complexity of the individual patients we care for on a daily basis, it will serve to help us ask the right questions, access the best evidence and ultimately make the best decisions for the patients involved.

Clinical Guide to Heart Transplantation provides a current review of the field of heart transplantation and how it has evolved into an established therapy for the treatment of end-stage heart failure.  With the advent of improved surgical techniques, the development of immunosuppressive drugs and the utilization of more sophisticated monitoring strategies and treatments for graft rejection, heart transplantation now offer patients an avenue to both improved survival and quality of life. 

With over 4000 heart transplants performed per year globally and with 1-year survival approaching 90%, this practical title assists those involved in the this most complex of procedures to establish best practice. It is therefore essential reading for all practitioners in this field, charged with making critical decisions in the management of patients, donor organs, and the transplant process itself in order to achieve the greatest benefit in the utilization of this often scarce resource.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jon Kobashigawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Director, Advanced Heart Disease SectionCedars-Sinai Heart InstituteLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43771-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43773-6
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