Thorac cardiovasc Surg 2000; 48(3): 183-185
DOI: 10.1055/s-2000-9637
Special Report
© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

Development of Cardiac Transplant Policy in Germany

M. C. Deng1 , J. M. J. De Meester2 , H. H. Scheld1
  • 1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery & Transplant Center, Muenster University Hospital
  • 2Eurotransplant Foundation, Leiden, Netherlands
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Publication Date:
31 December 2000 (online)


On December 1, 1999, the two-year interval was completed, within which guidelines for specification of the German transplant law ended. While we have previously described consensus processes within the organ committee of the German Transplantation Society leading to a concept of cardiac transplant center structure [1], a transparent transplant waiting list and allocation guidelines, we will comment on the finalized status of the current cardiac transplantation guidelines and future perspectives based on our work in the Heart Committee between 1996 and 1999 in the second part of the editorial.


Mario C. Deng,, M.D. F.A.C.C. F.E.S.C. 

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