Posts Tagged ‘marginal donors’

June 21, 2013

Preoperative Assessment of High Risk Candidates to Predict Survival Following Heart Transplantation.


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Alternative wait list strategies for heart transplant recipients have not yet been popularized in Canada. This article from Columbia University explores the concept of matching ñhigh riskî recipients with marginal donor organs. Survival analysis revealed lower post-HTx survival in high risk recipients (82.2 versus 87.4 % at 1-yr; 59.8 versus 76.3 % at 5-yrs post-HTx; […]

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September 19, 2012

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


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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).

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