Eliminating blood test may increase availability of donor hearts

Posted by on June 21, 2016 11:30 pm
Categories: health

A blood test that results in donor hearts being rejected may be unnecessary in predicting the success or failure of heart transplants. If transplant centers placed less emphasis on the test, more hearts would be available to treat patients with end-stage heart failure. Currently, only one in three donor hearts are accepted for transplant, say authors of a new report.

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