· Offers a comparative clinical–pathological diagnostic approach to each phase of the cardiac transplant process
· Includes detailed, up-to-date pathological protocols
· Features more than 150 color photos and illustrative cases to guide diagnosis
This is the first book to focus entirely on the role of pathology in cardiac transplantation, linked to the clinical perspective through clinical–pathological correlation, multidisciplinary team working, and collaborative research. It provides a scientific framework with up-to-date pathological protocols and classification schemes and guides the reader through the chronological phases of the transplant process in a step-by-step approach. Topics include end-stage heart failure with pathologies encountered in the native heart, current issues surrounding donor selection, the multiple faces of rejection pathology correlated with clinical management and immunology, other post-transplant complications, details of pediatric and combined heart/other organ transplantation, and a useful practical appendix. Many high-quality images and illustrative cases are presented, along with learning points and ample references.
Transplantation medicine today is continuously changing as collaborative research into novel diagnostic techniques and immunosuppressive therapies translates into improved recipient management and survival. This book is aimed at practicing transplant pathologists and specialist trainees. It will also appeal to general pathologists and to physicians and surgeons involved in cardiac transplantation who need to understand the role of pathology in the clinical management of transplant recipients.
Annalisa Angelini, MD, is Associate Professor in Pathological Anatomy at University of Padua Medical School, Padua, Italy and Chief of the Heart Transplant Unit at Azienda Ospedaliera-Università Padua. Dr. Angelini became a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology in 2004. She has served on a number of national and international committees, including as a Member of the Science Council, European Society of Cardiology (2004-6), Chair of the Working Group on Cardiovascular Morphology and Pathology, Association of European Paediatric Cardiologists (2007-present), and Chair of the ISHLT Council of Pathology and Basic Sciences (2009-10). She is a member of the editorial boards for the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation and Cardiogenesis and has published almost 170 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Patrick Bruneval, MD, is Professor of Pathology, Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France, and Head of the Department of Pathology, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Paris. Dr. Bruneval has served as President of the Association for European Cardiovascular Pathology (2010-2) and Chair of the Pathology Council of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (2012-3). His research activities in the Paris-Centre de Recherche Cardiovasculaire (INSERM U970) have focused on the pathology of cardiac rejection (especially antibody-mediated rejection), renal fibrosis/inflammation, and cardiac cell therapy, and he has published very extensively on these and other topics.
Ornella Leone, MD, is Head of the Cardiovascular and Cardiac Transplant Pathology Unit at Sant’Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, Italy. From 2010 to 2013, Dr. Leone was President of the Italian Association for Cardiovascular Pathology. She has also served the Society of Cardiology as Coordinator of the Council of Directors for the Cardiovascular Anatomy and Pathology Group (2006-8) and Member of the Council of Directors of the Myocardial Disease Group (2012-4). Dr. Leone is a Founding Member of the Cardiovascular Anatomy and Pathology Group in the Italian Society of Cardiology and the Cardiovascular Pathology Group in the Italian Society of Pathology. She is a frequently invited speaker at national and international meetings and is the author of 93 journal articles, mostly in peer-reviewed journals.