Anatomical study on the surgical technique used for xenotransplantation: porcine hearts into humans.

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BACKGROUND The pig heart is an ideal graft for orthotopic cardiac xenotransplantation regarding its physiological attributes and ready availability. Although single clinical attempts have been performed since the 1960s, details concerning the surgical technique of pig-to-human transplantation have never been reported. The present investigation should verify… (More)

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@article{Siepe2007AnatomicalSO, title={Anatomical study on the surgical technique used for xenotransplantation: porcine hearts into humans.}, author={Matthias Siepe and Juergen Martin and Koppany Sarai and Christian Ihling and Philipp Sommer and Friedhelm Beyersdorf}, journal={The Journal of surgical research}, year={2007}, volume={143 2}, pages={211-5} }