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Case Management: Making Lung Transplantation Available to More Patients
Contributing Author: Thomas Wozniak, MD Jan 2015

The first human lung transplant was performed in 1963, with the recipient surviving for 18 days before succumbing to renal failure and malnutrition. Although this operation established the technical feasibility of lung transplantation, few others were per formed until the mid-1980s, when advances in surgical techniques and the advent of cyclosporine immunosuppression made transplantation an accepted option for end-stage lung disease. Read the full story & the medicine behind it.

Case Management: Atrial Fibrillation
Contributing Author: Jeffrey R. Mossler, MD Aug 2014

Atrial fibrillation, or AF, the most common cardiac arrhythmia, is a supraventricular tachyarrhythmia with uncoordinated atrial activation resulting in ineffective atrial contraction. AF affects more than 2.5 million American adults and accounts for approximately one-third of hospitalizations for cardiac rhythm disturbances. Read the full story & the medicine behind it.