Heart transplants from donors positive for hepatitis C

December 18, 2019

What The Study Did: Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, report in this case series on 80 patients who had heart transplants using hearts from donors positive for hepatitis C.

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Authors: Kelly H. Schlendorf, M.D., of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2019.4748)

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