Heart Transplant Outcomes Similar With COVID-19–Positive Donors
Patients who receive hearts from COVID-19–positive donors will likely have short-term outcomes similar to those who receive hearts from COVID-19–negative donors, a retrospective analyses in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests.Source: Medscape
Electronic Health Records Can Improve the Organ Donation Process
An initiative conducted by New England Donor Services (NEDS) and Yale New Haven Health to streamline the process for identifying potential organ donors for patients needing transplants offers practical insights for other organizations that are seeking to tap the power of EHRs.Source: Harvard Business Review
Care for Advanced Heart Failure
Unsure what the difference is between "heart failure" and "advanced heart failure"? In this video, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologist Dr. Michael H Beasley discusses how to know if someone has "advanced heart failure", and what makes the program at Yale New Haven Hospital a special place to receive your care for this condition.Source: Care for Advanced Heart Failure
Dr. Mulligan Elected President of OPTN/UNOS
Dr. David Mulligan, Chief of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, has been elected Vice President, President-Elect of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing (OPTN/UNOS) Board of Directors. The OPTN/UNOS manages the nation’s organ transplant network under federal contract.
Yale New Haven Becomes First in Connecticut to Perform Pediatric Heart Transplants
Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital (YNHCH) today announced that it has become the first hospital in Connecticut and Rhode Island to receive certification from the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) to perform pediatric heart transplants.
Zimbrean paper: Altruistic, non-directed kidney donors should receive psychiatric assessment
Paula Zimbrean, MD, FAPA, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Transplant Psychiatry Services at Yale New Haven Hospital, is the senior author of a paper published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research that reflects an expert consensus on the psychiatric assessment of altruistic non-directed kidney donors.
Surgeons plan to use hepatitis-infected hearts to slash wait for a transplant
As many as 1,000 such infected kidneys are thrown away each year in the United States, but new medications have made hepatitis C curable — and made it possible to consider using infected organs for transplants. That could cut down on the wait time not just for kidneys but also other organs, especially hearts.Source: STAT News
Yale Medicine and Yale New Haven Health launch a telemedicine program for transplant patients
Yale Medicine and Yale New Haven Health have launched a telemedicine program for transplant patients. Physicians conduct virtual office visits with patients using videoconferencing within the Epic electronic medical record system--a first-of-its-kind program.Source: Yale Medicine