The 2015 International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Guidelines for the management of fungal infections in mechanical circulatory support and cardiothoracic organ transplant recipients: Executive summary
The field of cardiothoracic transplantation (CT) has evolved significantly, but infections remain an important cause of morbidity and mortality, particularly fungal infections (FIs). The higher mortality associated with FIs has prompted the institution of center-specific anti-fungal prophylactic strategies. In the absence of existing clinical trials, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) Infectious Diseases Council has committed to convening an international and multidisciplinary panel of experts in the field to address the issue. The panel members are recognized leaders in the field of heart and lung transplantation and mechanical circulatory support devices (MCSDs), and were selected from established transplant centers worldwide by the chairs.