First brain dead donor heart transplantation under new legislation in Japan.

@article{Matsuda1999FirstBD,
  title={First brain dead donor heart transplantation under new legislation in Japan.},
  author={Hiroshi Matsuda and Noriyuki Fukushima and Yoshiki Sawa and Motonobu Nishimura and Goro Matsumiya and Ryota Shirakura},
  journal={The Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyobu Geka Gakkai zasshi},
  year={1999},
  volume={47 10},
  pages={
          499-505
        }
}
The first heart transplantation was carried out in Japan successfully, after the brain death and organ transplantation law was settled in 1997. The recipient patient was a 47-year-old man with the dilated phase of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who had been on a Novacor implantable left ventricular assist system for the previous 4 months. Since the donor hospital was about 200 km from the recipient hospital which took approximately 2 hours for transportation, the total ischemic time was 3 hours… CONTINUE READING
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