Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
- Gaffey A, Cucchiara A, Goldberg L, Blumberg E, Acker M, Atluri P. Transplantation of Center for Disease Control "High-Risk" Donor Hearts Does Not Adversely Impact Long-Term Outcomes in Adults. J Card Fail. 2016;22:376-82 pubmed publisher..7571). HRD status does not significantly affect recipient outcomes after OHT. Increased use of HRD grafts could augment donor pool and decrease the mortality associated with long waitlist times. ..
- Gaffey A, Doll S, Thomasson A, Venkataraman C, Chen C, Goldberg L, et al. Transplantation of "high-risk" donor hearts: Implications for infection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:213-20 pubmed publisher..Furthermore, the risk of transmission of infection from donors in this subgroup seems to be minimal. ..
- Chen C, Sprys M, Gaffey A, Chung J, Margulies K, Acker M, et al. Low ejection fraction in donor hearts is not directly associated with increased recipient mortality. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017;36:611-615 pubmed publisher..106). Recipients of hearts with reduced EF have equivalent 1-year survival compared with recipients of hearts with normal EF. Donor hearts with reduced EF show significant functional recovery after transplant. ..
- Gaffey A, Chen C, Chung J, Han J, Owens A, Acker M, et al. Extended distance cardiac allograft can successfully be utilized without impacting long-term survival. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017;36:968-972 pubmed publisher..Donor heart procurement from increased distance may not directly increase morbidity and mortality post-heart transplant. ..
- Gaffey A, Chen C, Chung J, Phillips E, Wald J, Williams M, et al. Improved Approach With Subcostal Exchange of the HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device: Difference in On and Off Pump?. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;104:1540-1546 pubmed publisher..The subcostal approach can be performed safely both on and off cardiopulmonary bypass. ..