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Successful Heart Transplantation in a Patient who Recovered From COVID-19
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  • Christine Johnstad,
  • David Murray,
  • Ravi Dhingra,
  • Jason Smith,
  • Amy Fiedler
Christine Johnstad
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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David Murray
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Ravi Dhingra
University of Wisconsin
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Jason Smith
University of Wisconsin
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Amy Fiedler
University of Wisconsin
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Abstract

COVID-19 has created challenges for society and the medical community. While the pandemic continues to unfold, the transplant community has had to pivot to keep recipients, donors, and transplant teams safe given these unprecedented times. This has resulted in a decrease in the number of transplants performed in the United States and an increased number of inactive patients on the UNOS waiting list.1 Waitlist and transplant recipients have an increased risk for acquiring COVID-19. It is speculated that this patient population is particularly vulnerable given their immunocompromised status and the high prevalence of comorbidities.2 Given the uncertainty surrounding the risk of transplant patients contracting COVID-19, there is interest in describing these cases in the literature.

Peer review status:Published

26 Oct 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
10 Nov 2020Submission Checks Completed
10 Nov 2020Assigned to Editor
10 Nov 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
12 Nov 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
12 Nov 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
13 Nov 20201st Revision Received
16 Nov 2020Submission Checks Completed
16 Nov 2020Assigned to Editor
16 Nov 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
01 Dec 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
01 Dec 2020Editorial Decision: Accept
15 Jan 2021Published in Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 10.1111/jocs.15331