Successful non-heart-beating donor organ retrieval in a patient with a left ventricular assist device.

@article{Rayhill2004SuccessfulND,
  title={Successful non-heart-beating donor organ retrieval in a patient with a left ventricular assist device.},
  author={Stephen C. Rayhill and Gustavo Mart{\'i}nez-Mier and Daniel A. Katz and Subba Rao Kanchustambam and You Min Wu},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2004},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={144-6}
}
Non-heart-beating donors (NHBD) represent an option to expand the organ supply with good results. We report a donor patient with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) due to dilated cardiomyopathy in which controlled NHBD was performed. Due to the LVAD, a modified procurement technique was utilized. The liver and kidneys were procured and successfully transplanted. Patients and grafts are alive and well. Successful organ retrieval can be achieved on selected cases of NHBD with LVADs in which… CONTINUE READING
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