Ventilation in situ after cardiac death improves pulmonary grafts exposed to 2 hours of warm ischemia.

@article{Pierre2015VentilationIS,
  title={Ventilation in situ after cardiac death improves pulmonary grafts exposed to 2 hours of warm ischemia.},
  author={Leif Pierre and Sandra Lindstedt and Richard Ingemansson},
  journal={Scandinavian cardiovascular journal : SCJ},
  year={2015},
  volume={49 5},
  pages={293-8}
}
BACKGROUND The pulmonary donor pool would increase substantially if lungs could be donated after cardiac death (DCD). There have been ethical and legal obstacles since administration of heparin and cooling has to be done immediately after cardiac death. This study examines whether ventilation of DCD lungs without administering heparin or cooling the lungs after cardiac death could improve graft function. METHOD Twelve donor pigs with a mean bodyweight of 70 kg were randomized into two groups… CONTINUE READING
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