Impact of donor cardiac arrest on heart transplantation.

@article{Southerland2013ImpactOD,
  title={Impact of donor cardiac arrest on heart transplantation.},
  author={Kevin W. Southerland and Anthony Castleberry and Judson B. Williams and Mani A. Daneshmand and A. K. Al. Ali and Carmelo A. Milano},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={154 2},
  pages={312-9}
}
BACKGROUND Cardiac transplantation is an effective therapy for patients with end-stage heart failure, but it is still hindered by the lack of donor organs. A history of donor cardiac arrest raises trepidation regarding the possibility of poor post-transplant outcomes. The impact of donor cardiac arrest following successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation on heart transplant outcomes is unknown. Therefore, we sought to evaluate the impact of donor cardiac arrest on orthotropic heart… CONTINUE READING