Impact of pre-transplant pulmonary hypertension on survival after heart transplantation: a UNOS registry analysis.

@article{Vakil2014ImpactOP,
  title={Impact of pre-transplant pulmonary hypertension on survival after heart transplantation: a UNOS registry analysis.},
  author={Kairav P Vakil and Sue J Duval and Alok Kumar Sharma and Selcuk A Adabag and Kashan Syed Abidi and Ziad A Taimeh and Monica Colvin-adams},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={176 3},
  pages={595-9}
}
INTRODUCTION Severe pre-transplant pulmonary hypertension (PH) has been associated with adverse short-term clinical outcomes after heart transplantation in relatively small single-center studies. The impact of pre-transplant PH on long-term survival after heart transplantation has not been examined in a large, multi-center cohort. METHODS Adults (≥18 years) who underwent first time heart transplantation in the United States between 1987 and 2012 were retrospectively identified from the United… CONTINUE READING

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