Successful heart transplantation with cardiac allografts exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning

J. A. Smith, P. J. Bergin, T. J. Williams, D. S. Esmore

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The procurement of cardiac allografts from brain-dead donors who have suffered acute carbon monoxide poisoning has, in the past, been considered inadvisable. Two patients have recently undergone successful transplantation at our institution with cardiac allografts from donors who had suffered acute carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide poisoning is not a contraindication to cardiac allograft procurement in the setting of clinical and objective evidence of satisfactory cardiac function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)698-700
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Issue number4 I
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes

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