Destiny of candidates for heart transplantation in the Eurotransplant heart allocation system.

@article{Komoda2008DestinyOC,
  title={Destiny of candidates for heart transplantation in the Eurotransplant heart allocation system.},
  author={Takeshi Komoda and Roland Hetzer and Hans Brendan Lehmkuhl},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={301-6; discussion 306}
}
OBJECTIVE We analyzed the prognosis of candidates for heart transplantation (HTx) after being listed with 'urgent status' for donor heart allocation or after ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation without application for urgent status. METHODS Urgent status as used in this study refers to both the high urgency (HU) status awarded by Eurotransplant until August 31, 2005 and the urgent (U) status that replaced it from then on. Patients who underwent primary VAD implantation between… CONTINUE READING