Kelly Schlendorf Archives
Study finds no difference in heart transplant outcomes using organs donated after circulatory death and after brain death
Oct. 5, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found no difference in one-year survival and other outcomes among heart transplant patients who received their new organs from from donation after circulatory death and donation after brain death.
Feb. 23, 2023— by Matt Batcheldor The Vanderbilt Transplant Center has emerged over the past five years as an international leader in solid organ transplantation. In calendar year 2022 alone, 625 life-saving heart, liver, kidney, lung and pancreas transplants were performed. Among the fastest-growing programs has been Vanderbilt’s heart transplant program, which performed a combined total of...
Oct. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has performed the world’s first dual heart-lung transplant of a COVID-19 patient.
May. 6, 2020—VHVI’s cardiac surgery and heart failure teams recently celebrated a milestone — implanting the 500th adult patient with a ventricular assist device.
Jan. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center tied for first place as the busiest heart transplant program by volume in the United States in 2019.
Dec. 20, 2019—Hepatitis C-positive heart donors offer a strategy to safely expand the donor pool and allow more patients to undergo transplant.
Jul. 12, 2018—Medical teams at the Vanderbilt Transplant Center (VTC) are leading the way in utilization of hepatitis C-exposed donors for heart transplantation.
Feb. 15, 2018—Kelly Schlendorf, MD, MHS, assistant professor of Medicine, has been named medical director of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Adult Heart Transplant Program.
May. 24, 2017—Heart failure is more prevalent in the South. Here’s what you need to know.