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Does the Canadian allocation system for highly sensitized patients work?

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Summary of "Does the Canadian allocation system for highly sensitized patients work?"

The number of sensitized heart transplant candidates is rising. Highly sensitized patients are disadvantaged because they encounter longer waiting times to heart transplant. Strategies to reduce their waiting times include waitlist prioritization and desensitization therapies. The purpose of this review is to describe the listing category for highly sensitized patients in the Canadian allocation system, examine the advantages and limitations of this strategy and provide an approach to the management of the highly sensitized patient awaiting heart transplant.

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Name: Current opinion in organ transplantation
ISSN: 1531-7013
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