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Tissue Engineering Shows Promise to Revolutionize Transplant Medicine
Date:4/13/2011

acheas and bladders from decellularized matrix are already in clinical study. As the field advances, progressively more complex organs will be transplanted.

"Our hope is that this technology will make end stage heart and lung disease a problem of the past.  We are working towards generating autologous organs and reducing the burden of organ rejection," Dr. Taylor continued.

About ISHLT

The International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the science and treatment of end-stage heart and lung diseases.  Established in 1981, the Society now includes more than 2,200 members from 45-plus countries, representing a variety of disciplines involved in the management and treatment of end-stage heart and lung disease.

ISHLT maintains two vital databases.  The International Heart &  Lung Transplant Registry is a one-of-a-kind registry that has been collecting data since 1983 from 223 hospitals from 18 countries.  The ISHLT Mechanical Circulatory Support Device (MCSD) database has been collecting data since 2002 with the aim of identifying patient populations who may benefit from MCSD implantation; generating predictive models for outcomes; and assessing the mechanical and biological reliability of current and future devices.  In Fall 2006, ISHLT released the first international guidelines for heart failure patient management.  For more information, visit www.ishlt.org.

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