August 14, 2011

Selecting patients for heart transplantation: Comparison of the Heart Failure Survival Score (HFSS) and the Seattle Heart Failure Model (SHFM). Keywords: chronic heart failure, heart transplant, prognostic model, Heart Failure Survival Score, Seattle Heart Failure Model


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In an era of reduced donor organ availability, adjunctive tools in predicting survival of heart failure patients and avoidance of listing for patients who will do well without a transplant are useful. Low risk scores on both the HFSS and SHFM provide additional reassurance that deferring transplantation is safe. This strategy may be most useful in medium-risk non-urgent patients, for whom transplant listing decisions are the most difficult.

Cardiac Transplantation

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