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Long-Term Transplant Outcomes of Donor Hearts With Left Ventricular Dysfunction

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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Source Name: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


Agustin Sibona, Kiran K. Khush, Udo E. Oyoyo, Timothy P. Martens, Nahidh W. Hasaniya, Anees J. Razzouk, Leonard L. Bailey, David G. Rabkin

Left ventricular ejection fraction was not a predictor of outcomes after heart transplant, and was normal in all recipients at 1 year posttransplant. The reliance on generic transthoracic echocardiography for donor assessment may well be the Achilles heel of this retrospective case study.

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