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Eliminating Blood Test Could Safely Increase Number of Donor Hearts for Transplants, Study Shows

Snehal Patel, M.D., attending physician, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, discusses a new study the team conducted that was published in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure. The study looked at use of troponin as a biomarker for donor hearts and if it impacted survival or typical post-transplant complications. In this first large-scale study of its of kind, findings showed no significant association between elevated levels and recipient survival for up to five years post-transplant. Dr. Patel notes that he hopes this data will encourage other transplant centers to consider changing how they evaluate hearts and eliminating the troponin I level blood test as this could increase the number of donor hearts available.

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