Liver transplantation from Maastricht category 2 non-heart-beating donors.

  title={Liver transplantation from Maastricht category 2 non-heart-beating donors.},
  author={Alejandra Otero and Manuel G{\'o}mez-Guti{\'e}rrez and Francisco Su{\'a}rez and F. M. Arnal and Ant{\'o}n Fern{\'a}ndez-Garc{\'i}a and Javier Aguirrezabalaga and J Manuel Garc{\'i}a-Buitron and J. Fernando Alvarez and Rafael Sanju{\'a}n M{\'a}{\~n}ez},
  volume={76 7},
BACKGROUND The demand for liver transplantation has increasingly exceeded the supply of cadaver donor organs. Non-heart-beating donors (NHBDs) may be an alternative to increase the cadaver donor pool. METHODS The outcome of 20 liver transplants from Maastricht category 2 NHBDs is compared with 40 liver transplants from heart-beating donors (HBDs). After unsuccessful cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), cardiopulmonary support (CPS) with simultaneous application of chest and abdominal… CONTINUE READING