It’s Time For Personalized Medicine In Cardiac Transplantation; One Size Does Not Fit All

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Does the approach of “one size fits all” apply to induction and immunosuppression in cardiac transplantation make sense? For example, does a 68 year old Caucasian male with 0% panel reactive antibodies with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and a driveline infection get the same induction and maintenance therapy as a 25 year old African-American female with multiple pregnancies and 85% panel reactive antibodies? Many centers the answer would be yes and we need to change this archaic way of practicing transplant medicine read more..




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