Adult heart transplantation with distant procurement and ex-vivo preservation of donor hearts after circulatory death: a case series

@article{Dhital2015AdultHT,
  title={Adult heart transplantation with distant procurement and ex-vivo preservation of donor hearts after circulatory death: a case series},
  author={Kumud K Dhital and Arjun Iyer and Mark B Connellan and Hong Chee Chew and Peter Macdonald},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2015},
  volume={385},
  pages={2585-2591}
}
BACKGROUND Orthotopic heart transplantation is the gold-standard long-term treatment for medically refractive end-stage heart failure. However, suitable cardiac donors are scarce. Although donation after circulatory death has been used for kidney, liver, and lung transplantation, it is not used for heart transplantation. We report a case series of heart transplantations from donors after circulatory death. METHODS The recipients were patients at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, Australia. They… CONTINUE READING

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