New heart adult Status 2 and pediatric exception requests guidance now available

New heart adult Status 2 and pediatric exception requests guidance now available

Audience

  • Administrator, data coordinator; transplant center assistant, medicine fellow, medicine surgery, nurse, physician assistant, clinical coordinator, transplant center administrator/manager, program director, medical director, surgical director, programs chief, surgeon
  • Please share this notice with anyone in your organization who would benefit from this information.

Implementation date


Feb. 9, 2021

At-a-glance

Guidance for Adult Heart Exceptions for Status 2 Candidates Experiencing Cardiogenic Shock

 Addresses Status 2 adult heart candidates experiencing cardiogenic shock

  • Provides a template for transplant program staff for the information to submit for a Status 2 exception for these specific candidates

Guidance for adult heart exceptions for Status 2 candidates experiencing cardiogenic shock

Guidance for Pediatric Heart Exception Requests

  • Outlines the clinical information to provide when submitting pediatric 1A and 1B exception requests
  • Information to assist current regional review board and future National Heart Review Board (NHRB) members in their review of pediatric heart exception requests

Guidance for NHRB members is provided on the following pediatric heart diagnoses:

  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertrophic or restrictive cardiomyopathy
  • Single ventricle heart disease
  • Coronary allograft vasculopathy and retransplant

Guidance for pediatric heart exception requests

What you need to do

Adult

The following groups should be familiar with the guidance:

  • Staff responsible for submitting exception requests at heart transplant programs
  • Regional Review Board members

Pediatric

The following groups should be familiar with the guidance:

  • Staff responsible for submitting exception requests at pediatric heart transplant programs
  • Regional Review Board members and future NHRB members

Education and resources

Guidance for adult heart exceptions for Status 2 candidates experiencing cardiogenic shock

Guidance for pediatric heart exception requests

Questions?

For questions, contact member.questions@unos.org.

 

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