Table 1

Characteristics of the early (before 1991) and late (after 1991) transplant patients

Early (n=147)Late (n=114)
Sex (male/female)129/1890/24
Underlying heart disease
 Cardiomyopathy7042
 Ischaemic heart disease7166
 Other56
Recipient age (years)
 Mean (SD)44 (11)50 (10)*
 Range12–5514–65
Donor age (years)
 Mean (SD)24 (72)28 (10)
 Range11–3512–45
Donor/recipient sex
 Same sex9270
 Female/male4228
 Male/female138
Blood group O5251
CMV mismatch (donor +ve/recipient −ve)2918
Mismatch
 HLA-A+B (mean (SD))2.9 (0.9)2.9 (0.9)
 HLA-DR (mean (SD))1.4 (0.6)1.4 (0.7)
Anti-T cell prophylaxis
 Total83105
 OKT35344
 Horse-ATG3020
 Rabbit-ATG010
 Anti-interleukin 2 receptor031
  • 95% Confidence intervals: *−9 to −4; −6 to −2;−0.5 to −0.3.

  • CMV, cytomegalovirus.