Evaluation of perfusion and viability in hypothermic non-beating isolated porcine hearts using cardiac MRI

Abstract

The donor heart undergoes degradation during hypothermic storage. An assessment of donor heart preservation is typically done with histological or biochemical methods that are not feasible in the clinical setting. We describe a method to study the donor heart using cardiac perfusion MRI that is potentially feasible for clinical use. Standard cardiectomy was… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10554-005-9015-1

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