High-risk donor status did not affect pediatric heart transplant outcomes

  • August 1, 2014

Children who received transplanted hearts from high infectious-risk donors had no differences in outcomes compared with children who received hearts from donors at standard infectious risk, according to new findings.

In addition, there was a trend toward shorter time on the waitlist for children who received high-risk grafts compared with those who received standard-risk grafts, Raj Sahulee, DO, assistant professor of pediatrics at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, reported at Cardiology 2014, the 17th annual update on pediatric and congenital CVD. The data were subsequently published in The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.

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