Simultaneous ex vivo normothermic preservation of liver and heart grafts from a donation after circulatory death donor

Cyrus A. Feizpour, Jordan Hoffman, Madhukar S. Patel, Benjamin Wang, Christine Hwang, Keki Balsara, Ashish Shah, Jigesh A. Shah, Steven I. Hanish, Parsia A. Vagefi, Malcolm P MacConmara

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Abstract

Normothermic machine perfusion of organs is growing in popularity and has been used for both abdominal and thoracic organ preservation before transplantation. The use of normothermic machine perfusion for donation after cardiac death organs can reduce cold ischemia time and help prevent ischemia-related complications. We present a successful case of a donation after cardiac death procurement with both liver and heart allografts preserved by normothermic machine perfusion. Both allografts were perfused without complications and transplanted successfully. As the technology continues to become more prevalent, the situation described will become more commonplace, and we offer a view of the future in transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1076-1079
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2022

Keywords

  • donation after cardiac death
  • heart
  • liver
  • machine perfusion
  • normothermic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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