A Case for Re-Gifting

JACC Case Rep. 2021 Jun 2;3(7):1010-1012. doi: 10.1016/j.jaccas.2021.03.025. eCollection 2021 Jul 7.


Many patients die while waiting for a heart transplant. Therefore, it is vital that all suitable organs are used for transplantation. We present a case of an allograft that was transplanted twice and outline considerations regarding tissue typing, the impact of repeated ischemic time, and ethical considerations with allograft retransplantation. (Level of Difficulty: Intermediate.).

Keywords: HLA, human leukocyte antigen; HT, heart transplantation; MFI, mean fluorescence intensity; cardiac transplant; imaging; systolic heart failure.

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  • Case Reports