Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Effects of Donor Pre-Treatment With Dopamine on Survival After Heart Transplantation: A Cohort Study of Heart Transplant Recipients Nested in a Randomized Controlled Multicenter Trial
Benck U, Hoeger S, Brinkkoetter PT, et al (Univ Med Centre Mannheim, Germany; Univ of Cologne, Germany; et al) J Am Coll Cardiol 58:1768-1777, 2011§
A cohort study of 93 heart transplants from 21 European centers was undertaken between March 2004 and August 2007. We assessed post-transplant left ventricular function (LVF), requirement of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) or biventricular assist device (BVAD), need for hemofiltration, acute rejection, and survival of recipients of a dopamine-treated versus untreated graft.