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Table 2 Donors’ characteristics

From: Improved long-term outcomes after heart transplantation utilizing donors with a traumatic mode of brain death

  Non-traumatic brain death
(N = 85)
Traumatic
brain death
(N = 105)
p-value
Gender [male, %] 74.1 79.7 0.124
Age (years) 37.4 ± 13.1 27.8 ± 10.9 < 0.001
Weight (kg) 74.9 ± 19.5 74.8 ± 15.2 0.106
Height (cm) 170.4 ± 26.7 175.3 ± 10.1 0.037
BMI 25.2 ± 5.2 24.1 ± 3.4 0.118
CMV positive serology (%) 75.0 76.5 0.832
Brain injury interval hours 131.9 ± 86.2 86.3 ± 45.6 0.001
Brain death interval 13.1 ± 3.7 12.6 ± 4.7 0.544
Hospitalization days 5.7 ± 2.3 3.9 ± 2.1 < 0.001
Amines (%) 79.2 77.5 0.712
Amines more > 2 (%) 34.1 42.3 0.312
Treated with thyroxine (T4) (%) 12.8 16.2 0.527
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation 22.5 5.8 0.005
Systolic blood pressure on admission (mmHg) 140.7 ± 38.9 121.4 ± 34.1 0.002
Diastolic blood pressure on admission (mmHg) 85.3 ± 25.8 69.2 ± 20.4 < 0.001
Last systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 125.2 ± 18.2 123.4 ± 8.8 0.512
Last diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 77.2 ± 9.2 79.2 ± 10.1 0.327
  1. BMI Body mass index, CMV Cytomegalovirus