Direct procurement of donor heart with normothermic regional perfusion of abdominal organs.
Mohite, Prashant N
Sáez, Diana García
Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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Mohite, P. N., Sáez, D. G., Butler, A., Watson, C., & Simon, A. (2019). Direct procurement of donor heart with normothermic regional perfusion of abdominal organs.. Annals of Thoracic Surgery https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.01.087
PURPOSE: To evaluate if direct procurement of heart is possible in combination with normothermic regional perfusion of abdominal organs in donors after circulatory death. DESCRIPTION: A donation after circulatory death pathway was utilized for a 41-year-old female following an irreversible brain injury. After meeting criteria for the organ donation, heart was retrieved and re-animated on ex-situ perfusion system while abdominal organs were perfused using normothermic regional perfusion. EVALUATION: All the donated organs and their recipients had excellent short-term outcome. CONCLUSIONS: We demonstrated a successful combination of direct procurement of the heart and normothermic regional perfusion of the abdominal organs.
Direct procurement, Normothermic regional perfusion, donation after circulatory death
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External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.01.087
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/292303
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