New review paper proposes framework for advancing application of animal-to-human transplantation
“The potential for xenotransplantation to allow for an unlimited donor supply and resolve the organ shortage is now closer than ever,” according to a new paper published today in JACC: Basic to Translational Science.
Approximately one in 20 heart failure patients will progress to an advanced heart failure stage each year. The growing need for heart transplantations combined with a shortage of suitable donor organs has spurred research interest in xenotransplantation.
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