3 years ago

The interval between brainstem death and cardiac assessment influences the retrieval of hearts for transplantation.

Rajamiyer Venkateswaran, Jenny Mehew, Neil Howell, Marius Berman, Nicholas R Banner, Sally Rushton, Ioannis Dimarakis, John Payne, Ha Sum Esther Wong, John Dark
The optimum time after brainstem death (BSD) at which to assess the function of donor hearts is unknown. We hypothesized that a longer interval may be associated with a higher transplantation rate due to improved function.

Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezx513

DOI: 10.1093/ejcts/ezx513

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