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Heart transplantation in the new era of extended donor criteria
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  • Antonio Piperata,
  • Raphael Caraffa,
  • olimpia bifulco,
  • Martina Avesani,
  • Gino Gerosa,
  • Tomaso Bottio
Antonio Piperata
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Raphael Caraffa
University of Padua
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olimpia bifulco
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Martina Avesani
Universita degli Studi di Padova Dipartimento di Medicina
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Gino Gerosa
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Tomaso Bottio
University of Padua Medical School,
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Abstract

The heart transplantation (HT) is undoubtedly the best treatment for end-stage heart failure patients (2). However, the organ shortage remains a major challenge in cardiac surgery. Facing this problem, the medical community starts to extend the donor criteria to select more suitable organs for HT. The use of ECDs is still controversial, since it is associated with a high incidence of primary graft failure (3), and although it guarantees longer survival than without transplantation, there is still some hesitation in accepting this practice.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

01 Sep 2021Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
01 Sep 2021Assigned to Editor
01 Sep 2021Submission Checks Completed
01 Sep 2021Editorial Decision: Accept