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Table 2 Recipients of donors selected 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
Eligible transplanted hearts N = 32 N = 3 N = 8
Cold ischemia time (minutes) 178 ± 26 161 ± 16 150 ± 19
Recipient characteristics    
Age (years) 56 ± 9 53 ± 4 56 ± 7
Male gender 26 3 4
UNOS state    
1A 2   3
1B 7   
2 23 3 5
Recipient disease    
DCM 9   3
DC CHD 12 1 3
DC Valvular 2   1
HCM 4 1  
Restrictive CMP in amyloidosis 3   1
DC other 2 1  
TX associated to heart TX 2 (Liver N = 1, Kidney N = 1)   
Survivors N 27 3 7
FOLLOW-UP, months 44 ± 24 24 ± 7 31 ± 4
Death, N 5 - 1
Deaths (cause, post TX months)    
PGF 2 (2 months)   
Sepsis 1 (2 months)   1 (18 months)
Cancer 1 (16 months)   
Recurrent systemic myeloma 1 (32 months)   
  1. CHD = Coronary heart disease; CMP = Cardiomyopathy; DC = Dilated cardiomyopathy; DCM = Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy; HCM = Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; PGF = Primary graft failure; TX = Heart transplant.