Heart Transplantation: Indications, Surgical Techniques, and Complications
Markus Y Wu, Ranish Deedar Ali Khawaja, Daniel Vargas
Radiol Clin North Am . 2023 Sep;61(5):847-859. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2023.04.011. Epub 2023 May 15.
Heart transplantation has been increasingly performed for patients with end-stage heart failure most commonly related to ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathies. The major complications are procedure-related complications, infection, acute rejection, cardiac allograft vasculopathy, and malignancy. Radiologists have an important role in the evaluation of transplant candidates and early detection of postoperative complications.