OHSU Healthcare Topic Search: Heart Failure Cardiac Transplant
Heart failure, also called congestive heart failure, is a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body's other organs.
Glossary of terms relating to transplantation in children
Heart Transplantation Procedure (tests & procedures)
A heart transplant is a surgical procedure performed to remove the diseased heart from a patient and replace it with a healthy one from an organ donor.
A right heart catheterization is performed to determine how well the heart is pumping and to measure the pressures in the heart and lungs.
Right heart catheterization with heart tissue biopsy is a procedure in which tissue samples are taken directly from the heart muscle. This procedure may be done in addition to a right heart cath to see if the heart tissue is normal.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Heart (tests & procedures)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of a large magnet, radiofrequencies, and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Spine and Brain (tests & procedures)
MRI may be used to examine the brain and/or spinal cord for injuries or the presence of structural abnormalities or certain other conditions, including tumors or aneurysms.
Glossary of terms relating to cardiovascular disorders in children
Kidney Transplantation Procedure (tests & procedures)
A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure performed to replace a diseased kidney with a healthy kidney from another person.