Cardiac death or circulatory arrest? Facts and values in organ retrieval after diagnosis of death by cardio-circulatory criteria

Abstract

Transplantation is the most effective long-term treatment for end-stage disease of vital organs. Patients who are declared dead by either neurological or cardio-circulatory criteria are the most important source of organs. Donation after cardiac death (DCD) was the first source of cadaveric organs for transplantation. After the definition of brain death (BD… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00134-009-1572-7

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@article{Zamperetti2009CardiacDO, title={Cardiac death or circulatory arrest? Facts and values in organ retrieval after diagnosis of death by cardio-circulatory criteria}, author={Nereo Zamperetti and Rinaldo Bellomo and Claudio Ronco}, journal={Intensive Care Medicine}, year={2009}, volume={35}, pages={1673-1677} }