Audience: (Please share this notice with anyone in your organization who would benefit from it.)
- All heart and heart-lung transplant programs:
- Physician Assistants, Program – Clinical Coordinators, Program Administrators/Managers, Program Directors, Programs Chiefs, Surgeons, Data Coordinators, Quality Coordinators, Quality Directors/Managers, Primary Data Coordinators, Primary Physicians, Primary Program Administrators, Primary Surgeons
- OPTN Heart Transplantation Committee
- OPTN Lung Transplantation Committee
Sept. 14, 2023
Effective Sept 14, 2023, new data elements will be added to the Transplant Recipient Registration (TRR) in form in TIEDI® for all heart and heart-lung patients. The new data collected will allow for improved monitoring of outcomes for recipients with primary graft disfunction (PGD).
Data will be collected in the following categories:
- Ventricular dysfunction
- Ejection fraction
- Pressures and hemodynamics
- Life support and devices
- Inotropes and vasopressors
Programs will be required to report this data at both 24 and 72 hours post-transplant.
Airway dehiscence will also be removed from the TRR for heart candidates only.
What you need to do
Transplant personnel should familiarize themselves with the data collection by accessing detailed information on the fields added/removed in the policy notice.
These changes will also be reflected on the heart and heart-lung TRR upload and TIEDI worksheets. This additional data collection supports the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network’s (OPTN) strategic goal of improving waitlisted patient, living donor and transplant recipient outcomes and will support evidence-based policy development in the future, including in the development of a continuous distribution framework for all organ allocation. This release is one of several data collection changes releasing on Sept. 14. For more details, please see this page.
Education and resources
Online help documentation covering UNet functionality will be available when the system updates go into effect.