Posts Tagged ‘donor heart’

September 19, 2012

Should Orthotopic Heart Transplantation Using Marginal Donors Be Limited to Higher Volume Centers?


Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177
.   .   

Marginal donor organs are being offered in some centers in the US to high-risk candidates who do not meet standard listing criteria. This combination theoretically increases surgical risk and potentially impacts post transplant outcomes. This article explores the impact of center volume on the use of marginal donors (using a validated donor risk score >=7).

No Comments Posted in Cardiac Transplantation
July 9, 2012

Impact of warm ischemia time on survival after heart transplantation


Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177
.   .   

Donor organ availability remains the limiting step in heart transplantation. Careful organ harvesting techniques aim to reduce organ damage and promote graft survival and adequate organ function post transplant. Donor organ damage occurs primarily as a result of ischemia-warm and cold phases-times and hypothermia. In this retrospective analysis, the authors reviewed the outcomes for warm […]

No Comments Posted in Cardiac Transplantation