The potential of cardiac allografts from donors after cardiac death at the University of Wisconsin Organ Procurement Organization.

@article{Osaki2010ThePO,
  title={The potential of cardiac allografts from donors after cardiac death at the University of Wisconsin Organ Procurement Organization.},
  author={Satoru Osaki and James E Anderson and M Rebecca Johnson and Niloo M. Edwards and Takushi Kohmoto},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={74-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to investigate the potential availability of hearts from adult donation after cardiac death (DCD) donors within an acceptable hypoxic period. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed a donor database from the University of Wisconsin Organ Procurement Organization Donor Tracking System between 2004 and 2006. The DCD population (n=78) was screened using our inclusion criteria for DCD cardiac donor suitability, including warm ischaemic time (WIT) limit of 30 min… CONTINUE READING