• Donor obesity may not affect outcomes in heart transplantation

    7 days ago - By Healio

    Transplant recipients of hearts from donors with severe obesity experienced no more adverse events and similar 1-year survival as those who received hearts from donors without severe obesity, according to researchers.
    Researchers reported that with the rising prevalence of obesity in the U.S., these findings may support the inclusion of donors with obesity and larger hearts to the already critically low donor pool.
    “Transplantation of hearts from obese individuals and utilization of oversized hearts have both been associated with no increase in adverse outcomes and represent a promising,
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  • Study investigates the outcomes of heart transplants from severely obese donors

    7 days ago - By News Medical

    Heart transplant patients who received hearts from severely obese donors had similar short-term outcomes and long-term survival as patients who received hearts from non-obese donors, according to new research published today in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal.
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