International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Cardiology Science | Brazil | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023


Challenges and Adaptations in Heart Transplantation during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Comprehensive Review

Bruno de Souza Barros da Costa [2] | Caroline Matos de Souza franco Rego


Abstract: This article delves into the intricate landscape of heart transplantation during the COVID-19 pandemic, where heightened inflammation, cardiopulmonary distress, and global healthcare strain have impeded transplant programs. Through a thorough literature review and comparative analysis, the article establishes a compelling connection between the pandemic and heart transplant outcomes. It addresses the multifactorial reduction in donors and transplants due to factors like social distancing, hospital capacity, and donor infections. Moreover, the article highlights the intricate decision-making process for cardiac surgeons and cardiologists amidst competing risks. It emphasizes the significance of diagnostic testing, resource planning, post-transplant surveillance, and awareness campaigns to mitigate the pandemics impact on heart transplantation.


Keywords: Heart transplantation, COVID-19 pandemic, Donor shortage, Decision-making, Diagnostic testing


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,


Pages: 1551 - 1552


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