Increased mortality linked to adverse events after heart transplant

June 2008
Cardiology Today;Jun2008, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p19
The article focuses on the study by British researchers regarding increased mortality rate and length of patient stay in intensive care after heart transplant. Results of the study on 1,863 transplanted patients between July 1995 and March 2007 are discussed. It is also emphasized that adverse events frequency after heart transplantation increased over time as a result of the increasing age of the donors and increase in ischemia time and all events were associated with increased likelihood of death.


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