Since human orthotopic allotransplantation of the heart became a reality in 1968, clinical experience has consolidated the knowledge obtained experimentally in the previous period. According to some investigators nothing more than this has been achieved. In an early comment on clinical heart transplantation, Dempster et a!. ( 43) declared "Nothing new was proved by the incursion into human heart transplantation". The same authors continued "None-the-less experimental work must continue in the quite relentless way it has in the past".

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Keywords cardiology, heart transplantation
Promotor J. Nauta (Jan)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor Netherlands Heart Foundation, TNO
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Bos, E. (1979, March 28). Models in orthotopic canine cardiac allotransplantation. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from