Donor selection in heart transplantation

Ahmet Kilic, Sitaramesh Emani, Chittoor B. Sai-Sudhakar, Robert S.D. Higgins, Bryan A. Whitson

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There is increased scrutiny on the quality in health care with particular emphasis on institutional heart transplant survival outcomes. An important aspect of successful transplantation is appropriate donor selection. We review the current guidelines as well as areas of controversy in the selection of appropriate hearts as donor organs to ensure optimal outcomes. This decision is paramount to the success of a transplant program as well as recipient survival and graft function post-transplant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1097-1104
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Thoracic Disease
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Donor selection
  • Heart transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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