Heart Transplantation

The Present Status of Orthotopic and Heterotopic Heart Transplantation

  • D. K. C. Cooper
  • R. P. Lanza

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. P. J. Commerford
    Pages 15-22
  3. J. C. de Villiers, D. K. C. Cooper
    Pages 23-38
  4. L. S. Smith
    Pages 39-49
  5. W. N. Wicomb, D. K. C. Cooper
    Pages 51-76
  6. E. D. du Toit, R. P. Lanza
    Pages 77-94
  7. A. G. Rose, C. J. Uys
    Pages 157-176
  8. D. K. C. Cooper, D. Novitzky
    Pages 177-194
  9. E. D. Bateman, A. A. Forder
    Pages 195-221
  10. E. S. Nash
    Pages 235-242
  11. C. J. Uys, A. G. Rose
    Pages 243-256
  12. R. P. Lanza, D. K. C. Cooper
    Pages 257-269
  13. R. P. Lanza, D. K. C. Cooper
    Pages 287-303
  14. D. Novitzky, D. K. C. Cooper
    Pages 321-340
  15. C. N. Barnard
    Pages 341-349
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 351-369

About this book


It is a great pleasure for me to contribute a brief introduction to this volume, to which so many of my colleagues at Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town Medical School have contributed. Though considerable advances have been made in preventing or treating the complications of heart transplantation, even today a transplant pro­ gramme remains a major undertaking for a hospital team. The acquisition of a sufficient number of donor hearts, the maintenance of viability of those hearts, and the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic rejection and infection remain major challenges to those caring for patients undergoing this operation. A transplant programme draws into it medical, surgical, nursing and paramedical staff from all quarters of the hospital and medical school, and requires sustained interest and dedication if patients are to be brought successfully through the procedure. If relevant experimental research is also to be carried out at such a centre, which in my opinion is essential, then an even greater number of highly skilled and creative people is required. A few of the authors of this book have been involved with the Groote Schuur heart transplant programme since its inception in December 1967 with the operation on Louis Washkansky. I am sure that none of them (nor I) had any idea of the public interest this operation would attract.


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Editors and affiliations

  • D. K. C. Cooper
    • 1
  • R. P. Lanza
    • 2
  1. 1.Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town Medical SchoolCape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Cardiac Surgical Research Unit, Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryUniversity of Cape Town Medical SchoolCape TownSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-7326-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-7324-7
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