Thoracic Organ Transplantation in the United States , 1995 – 2004

  title={Thoracic Organ Transplantation in the United States , 1995 – 2004},
  author={J. B. Orensa and T. H. Shearonb and R. S. Freudenburgerc and J. V. Contea and S. M. Bhoraded and A. Ardehalie},
  • J. B. Orensa, T. H. Shearonb, +3 authors A. Ardehalie
  • Published 2006
This article reviews trends in thoracic organ transplantation based on OPTN/SRTR data from 1995 to 2004. The number of active waiting list patients for heart transplants continues to decline, primarily because there are fewer patients with coronary artery disease listed for transplantation. Waiting times for heart transplantation have decreased, and waiting list deaths also have declined, from 259 per 1000 patientyears at risk in 1995 to 156 in 2004. Fewer heart transplants were performed in… CONTINUE READING