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Journal of the Korean Medical Association 2008;51(8):692-699.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5124/jkma.2008.51.8.692   
Recent Advancement in Heart and Lung Transplantation
Hyun Keun Chee, Meong Gun Song
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Konkuk University College of Medicine, Korea. mgsong@kuh.ac.kr
Abstract
Heart transplantation remains the definitive surgical solution for Stage D heart failure. There have been impressive developments in lung transplantation also. This review is focused on the recent advancements in the field of heart and lung transplantation and the current status of thoracic organ transplantation in Korea. Future directions of thoracic organ transplantation are discussed.
Key Words: Heart failure, Heart transplantation, Lung transplantation, Recent advancement
 


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