Journal of Transplantation / 2014 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Donor Heart Utilization following Cardiopulmonary Arrest and Resuscitation: Influence of Donor Characteristics and Wait Times in Transplant Regions

Table 1

CPR donor characteristics.

Donor variableHeart procured for transplantation value
= 1,427 (28.8%) = 3,537 (67.2%)

Age in years25.5 ± 15 yrs39 ± 18 yrs<0.0001


Duration of CPR<0.0001
 <15 min3169
 15–30 min2971
 >30 min2575

Cause of Death<0.0001
 Head trauma6040


Donor ABO<0.0001


Social history
 Cigarette use<0.0001
 Heavy ETOH use0.0001

UNOS region<0.0075

3 or more inotropic agents at the time of incision<0.0001

LV ejection fraction %61.4 ± 9.048.2 ± 17.3<0.0001

CPR: cardiopulmonary resuscitation; ABO: blood groups; ETOH: alcohol; UNOS: United Network of Organ Donation; LV EF: left ventricle ejection fraction.