April 14, 2012

Peripartum cardiomyopathy: Post-transplant outcomes from the united network for organ sharing database.


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The purpose of this study was to attempt to settle the controversies regarding outcomes in peripartum cardiomyopathy cardiac transplant recipients through an analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database.  This group of peripartum cardiomyopathy patients in the UNOS database have baseline characteristics suggesting higher acuity: more were hospitalized at the time of transplant, more waited with a higher listing status, and more were in need of cardiovascular support (inotropes, IABP, RVAD, LVAD) while awaiting transplantation.

Cardiac Transplantation

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