Significance of thyroid dysfunction in human cardiac allograft procurement

John A. Macoviak, I. Ross McDougall, Monika F. Bayer, Marguerite Brown, Henry Tazelaar, Edward B. Stinson

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Twenty-two potential cardiac allograft donors had evaluation of thyroid function performed just prior to cardiectomy. Despite statistically significant abnormal thyroid function, no correlation to graft function or failure was observable. Multiple myocardial microin-farcts, undetected at the time of donor selection were detected in two hearts that were abandoned prior to transplantation and possibly another heart that failed as an allograft in a heart-lung transplant recipient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)824-826
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation


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