Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Bridge to Heart Transplant: Trends Following the Allocation Change [post]

Nicholas Hess, Gavin Hickey, Ibrahim Sultan, Arman Kilic
2020 unpublished
This study compared outcomes of patients bridged with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) following the recent heart allocation policy change. Methods: The United Network of Organ Sharing Registry (UNOS) database was queried to examine OHT patients between 2010-2020 that were bridged with ECMO. Waitlist outcomes and one-year posttransplant survival were compared between patients waitlisted and/or transplanted before
doi:10.22541/au.159851906.66793483 fatcat:j5kvqvsbnrajfmzuregb5ao4bi