Thirty years of heart transplantation at the University Medical Centre Utrecht

  title={Thirty years of heart transplantation at the University Medical Centre Utrecht},
  author={Arjan Sammani and A. M. Wind and J. H. Kirkels and Corinne Kl{\"o}pping and Marc P. Buijsrogge and F. Z. Ramjakhan and F. W. Asselbergs and Nicolaas de Jonge},
  booktitle={Netherlands heart journal : monthly journal of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology and the Netherlands Heart Foundation},
PURPOSE To analyse patient demographics, indications, survival and donor characteristics for heart transplantation (HTx) during the past 30 years at the University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMCU). METHODS Data have been prospectively collected for all patients who underwent HTx at the UMCU from 1985 until 2015. Patients who were included underwent orthotopic HTx at an age >14 years. RESULTS In total, 489 hearts have been transplanted since 1985; 120 patients (25%) had left ventricular assist… CONTINUE READING


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