ASAIO J 2021 Sep 20. Epub 2021 Sep 20.
From the Population Health Department, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Herston, Queensland, Australia Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia Transplant Centre, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, United Kingdom Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Unit, The Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside, Queensland, Australia CRUK Manchester Institute and University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Gain in weight is common after heart transplantation but the magnitude of usual weight gain and whether this varies by country is unknown. We systematically reviewed all relevant studies to quantify weight change among heart transplant recipients (HTRs) in the years after transplantation and assess variation with geographic location. We searched PubMed, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and Excerpta Medica Database databases to September 2020. Read More