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Bench valvular surgery in donor hearts before transplantation: Choice versus Necessity
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  • Magdy El-Sayed Ahmed,
  • Anthony Pham,
  • Basar Sareyyupoglu,
  • Si Pham
Magdy El-Sayed Ahmed
Mayo Clinic in Florida

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Anthony Pham
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Basar Sareyyupoglu
Mayo Clinic Florida
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Si Pham
Mayo Clinic's Campus in Florida
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Severe shortage of donor hearts has increased the mortality of patients on the transplant waiting list. However, donor hearts with valvular dysfunction are rarely used. Utilizing donor hearts with valvular lesions that can be repaired or replaced at the time of transplant will decrease waitlist mortality and offer many patients a second chance in life.
28 Mar 2022Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
29 Mar 2022Assigned to Editor
29 Mar 2022Submission Checks Completed
01 Apr 2022Editorial Decision: Accept