Published in Law and Health Weekly, January 28th, 2006
"HT is an effective therapy for end-stage heart failure, but its impact is limited by the scarcity of donor organs and stringent selection criteria for both donors and recipients. The creation of an alternate list to match recipients with contraindications to traditional HT with sub-optimal donor organs has been implemented at some centers, but outcomes using this approach are uncertain," wrote G.M. Felker and colleagues, Duke Clinical Research Institute.
"We created an alternate list that matched recipients in whom...
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