Ex vivo coronary angiography of a donor heart in the organ care system.

@article{Ghodsizad2012ExVC,
  title={Ex vivo coronary angiography of a donor heart in the organ care system.},
  author={Ali Ghodsizad and Viktor Bordel and Matthias N Ungerer and Matthias Karck and Raffi Bekeredjian and Arjang Ruhparwar},
  journal={The heart surgery forum},
  year={2012},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={E161-3}
}
The international demand for donor hearts for transplantation is steadily increasing. Thus, longer transportation distances and explantation from sites with limited abilities for preexplantation diagnostics have to be considered. The development of the Organ Care System® (OCS) (TransMedics, Andover, MA, USA) may extend the extracorporeal period, with the possibility to constantly evaluate and interact during organ transport. One of the potential advantages of the OCS® is the ability to even… CONTINUE READING