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Ex Vivo Allograft Perfusion for Complex Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients

Friday, October 29, 2021

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Thilo P.K. Fleck, MD, Rafael Ayala, MD, Johannes Kroll, MD, Matthias Siepe, MD, David Schibilsky, MD, Christoph Benk, PhD, Sven Maier, MSc, Katja Reineker, MD, René Hoehn, MD, Frank Humburger, MD, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, MD, Brigitte Stiller, MD

Pediatric heart transplant (HTx) recipients with congenital heart defects need complex concomitant surgical procedures with the risk of prolonging the allograft’s ischemic time. Ex vivo allograft perfusion with the Organ Care System (OCS; Transmedics, Andover, MA) may improve survival of these challenging patients.

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