Krebs ED, Beller JP, Mehaffey JH, Teman NR, Kennedy JLW, Ailawadi G, Yarboro LT. How Big Is Too Big?: Donor Severe Obesity and Heart Transplant Outcomes. Circulation. Heart failure. 2020 Oct;13(13). e006688. PMID: 32933324 [PubMed]
As the population becomes increasingly obese, so does the pool of potential organ donors. We sought to investigate the impact of donors with body mass index ≥40 (severe obesity) on heart transplant outcomes.