Corpus ID: 33726654

Improved heart preservation with UW preservation solution.

  title={Improved heart preservation with UW preservation solution.},
  author={D. Swanson and I. Paşaoǧlu and H. Berkoff and J. Southard and J. Hegge},
  journal={The Journal of heart transplantation},
  volume={7 6},
Despite the good clinical results obtained with the current heart preservation techniques, these methods need to be improved. The UW solution has provided excellent preservation for the pancreas, kidney, and liver after extended cold ischemic storage times. We have tested the ability of the UW solution to store hearts for 5 and 12 hours and compared the results with those obtained from hearts preserved by either Stanford or modified Collins' solutions. Three groups of five canine hearts each… Expand
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