July 4, 2011

Results with expanded donor acceptance criteria in heart transplantation


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Donor organ availability continues to be a limiting factor resulting in a plateau in the number of heart transplants perfomed.  Donor hearts with native coronary artery disease and high pressor support are typically excluded from consideration in Canada. This article explores the concept of extended donor usage, discusses implications and management of donor coronary artery disease and longterm outcomes with use of extended donors.

 

Cardiac Transplantation

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