Spanish Heart Transplant Registry. 30th Official Report of the Spanish Society of Cardiology Working Group on Heart Failure (1984-2018)

ConclusionsThe number of heart transplants is increasing in Spain, with a progressive improvement in survival.ResumenIntroducción y objetivosSe presentan las características clínicas y los resultados de los trasplantes cardiacos realizados en España con la actualización correspondiente a 2018.MétodosRegistro prospectivo de todos los pacientes trasplantados en España entre 1984 y 2018, con un análisis específico de las tendencias temporales de las características clínicas y los resultados del periodo 2009-2017.ResultadosEn 2018 se realizaron 321 trasplantes (8.494 desde 1984; 2.719 entre 2009 y 2018). Con respecto al año previo, en 2018 los trasplantes han aumentado un 52% en receptores menores de 16 años y un 42% en mayores de 60. En la última década, existen tendencias temporales significativas que apuntan a una mejor función renal previa al trasplante, más receptores diabéticos, más trasplantes urgentes, mayor uso de asistencia circulatoria antes del trasplante (particularmente con dispositivos de asistencia ventricular), mayor edad de los donantes, más donantes mujeres, más donantes fallecidos de accidente cerebrovascular y con parada cardiaca antes de la donación y menor tiempo de isquemia. Se observa una mejora significativa en la supervivencia en la última década, mediada fundamentalmente por una menor mo...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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