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Table 1 Eligibility criteria in marginal donors by echocardiographic techniques

From: Medium-term outcome of recipients of marginal donor hearts selected with new stress-echocardiographic techniques over standard criteria

  Donors aged > 55 years or with ≥ 3 risk factors Donors with rest wall motion abnormalities Donors with hemodynamic instability/LV dysfunction
N. initially recruited 97 6 15
N. potentially eligible studied patients 57 6 15
Intervention (stress) DIP (dob) DIP (dob) HT
Echo assessment following intervention Minutes Minutes Hours
WMSI rest 1 > 1 1/> 1
WMSI peak 1 1  
LVEF% rest 59 ± 10 53 ± 8 48 ± 14
LVEF% peak 67 ± 9 58 ± 7 59 ± 3
Contractile reserve + + +
Viability NA + +
Stress dismissed N = 15 N = 3  
Eligible non-transplanted N = 9 - N = 7
Eligible transplanted hearts N = 32 N = 3 N = 8
Donor characteristics of transplanted hearts    
Age (years) 55 ± 7 34 ± 13 50 ± 9
Male gender 53 (58%) 3 (50%) 8 (53%)
BSA (m2) 1.81 ± 0.19 1.95 ± 0.14 1.90 ± 0.19
Cause of death    
Anoxia 1 - -
Cerebrovascular accident 22 1 7
Head trauma 9 2 1
Troponin > 0.14 micrograms/L 21 3 8
  1. BSA = Body Surface Area; DIP = Dipyridamole; DOB = Dobutamine; WMSI = Wall Motion Score Index.