Cardiac xenotransplants: An option we cannot afford to ignore

A. D. Abbattista, C. Squitieri, F. Parisi, C. Marcelletti

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Into this paper we analyze immunological, technical and ethical reasons, limitating the current use of xenotransplants in the daily surgical practice. Use of xenotransplants, as temporary ventricular assistance, as a bridge to orthotopic allotransplant or as permanent heart substitute, seems, in selected cases, the only rational promise of life.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCuore
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1993


  • ethics
  • immunology
  • xenotransplants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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