Prof. Stephan Schueler is a past president of ISHLT and of the ESCVS. He helped to set up both the Berlin Heart Centre, and a new centre in Dresden before moving to the Freeman Hospital, where he leads the Ventricular Assist Device Programme, which is the subject of this interview. Also shown are his implantation technique and an interview with one of his patients.
New Journal CME activities from the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, and the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery have been added to the Cardiac Portal.
Worldwide, over 3,500 heart transplants are performed annually. This is a lifesaving therapy for suitable candidates with advanced heart failure. This video reviews the steps of a recipient cardiectomy and donor implantation.