Survival in patients removed from the heart transplant waiting list before receiving a transplant.

@article{Vanderpluym2014SurvivalIP,
  title={Survival in patients removed from the heart transplant waiting list before receiving a transplant.},
  author={Christina J Vanderpluym and Dionne A. Graham and Christopher S D Almond and Elizabeth D. Blume and Carly E. Milliren and Tajinder Pal Singh},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={2014},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={261-9}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about the outcomes in patients who are removed from the heart transplant (HT) waiting list before receiving a transplant. We sought to analyze outcomes in such patients in the United States (U.S.) in the current era. METHODS All patients aged ≥ 18 years old listed for a primary HT in the U.S. between July 2004 and September 2010 were identified. Outcomes in those removed from the list by March 2011 (survival, relisting, HT) were examined using time-to-event analyses… CONTINUE READING