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Table 1 Heart transplant recipient baseline characteristics

From: Infectious complications following heart transplantation in the era of high-priority allocation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

Characteristics Heart transplant recipients (n = 113)
Recipient gender, male; n (%) 86 (76)
Recipient age, years; median [IQR] 53 [40; 62]
Prior diabetes mellitus; n (%) 24 (21)
Prior cardiac surgery (VAD surgery excluded); n (%) 27 (24)
BMI, kg/m2; median [IQR] 24,4 [22, 1; 27, 8]
Serum creatinine (μmol/l); median [IQR] 130 [99; 158]
Etiology of heart failure; n (%):  
 Dilated cardiomyopathy 50 (44)
 Ischemic cardiomyopathy 44 (39)
 Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy 8 (7)
 Others 11 (10)
Recipient location right before HT; n (%)  
 Home 34 (30)
 Medical/surgical units 14 (12)
 Intermediate care units 21 (19)
 Intensive care units 44 (39)
Length of stay before HT, days; median [IQR]  
 Hospital 11 [6; 19]
 Intermediate or intensive care units 8 [5; 14]
Donor age, years; median [IQR] 45 [37; 42]
Donor gender, male; n (%) 67 (59)
CMV mismatch (D+/R−); n (%) 15 (13)
VAD before HT; n (%) 20 (18)
ECMO before HT; n (%) 28 (25)
SOFA score at time of HT; median [IQR] 4 [1; 6]
National high-priority allocation; n (%) 58 (51)
Cold ischemia time, minutes; median [IQR] 190 [140; 210]
Plasma exchanges after HT; n (%) 20 (18)
  1. BMI body mass index, CMV cytomegalovirus, D donor, ECMO extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, HT heart transplantation, R recipient, SOFA score sequential organ failure assessment score, VAD ventricular assist device