July 9, 2012

Highly sensitized patients in cardiac transplantation: Early outcomes from the Canadian Prioritized Organ Sharing Program


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The highly sensitized patient remains a hot issue in the heart transplantation community. In this letter to the editor, our Canadian Cardiac Transplant Network (CCTN) colleagues share the initial Canadian experience in incorporating the Category 4 sensitized (4S) listing status. This preliminary review demonstrates the initial overall satisfactory short-term outcomes from the Canadian 4S-prioritized national organ sharing program. A nice editorial commentary by Drs. Kfoury and Kobashigawa titled Prioritizing sensitized heart transplant candidates: A sensitive affair, encompassing the United States perspective on this topic, is available in the same issue.

Cardiac Transplantation

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