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Organ preservation

May 2, 2024
A fifty-four-year-old woman became the first person to simultaneously receive a gene-edited pig kidney transplant and mechanical heart valve implantation. Surgeons performed the heart pump procedure first before performing the transplant days later.
April 25, 2024
The authors discuss the challenges of creating a successful transplant system in Colombia, where surgeons tackle socioeconomic and technological hurdles with creative solutions.
March 19, 2024
CTSNet continued its webinar series with ASAIO Journal on March 14, 2024 by enrolling cardiac surgery and heart transplantation professionals to discuss the topic, "Donor Heart Preservation and Resuscitating Marginal Donors: Hot or Cold?" Panelists included Dr. Michael E.
August 17, 2023
Can we increase the rate and consistency of organ donation from donors experiencing out-of-hospital arrest? What are the challenges and opportunities associated with procurement from this population?
October 10, 2021
Scholarly endeavour to digest, in a relatively short and dense manuscript, the State-of-the-Art in assessing the function of the Forgotten Chamber. The notion of surgjcal pericardiotomy as a confounder of decision making is most interesting
August 11, 2021
A technical video showing major steps of the Toronto EVLP protocol.
July 14, 2020
A small histopathological study of SARS and influenza autopsies compared to rejected for transplantation lungs. There is some speculation on the popular procoagulopathic nature of the panvirus, based on expression of angiotensin converting enzyme 2.There might be a collateral stimulus for lung preservation in organ retrieval.
October 30, 2019
A balanced  appraisal of last year's manuscript from the Lancet Group on a relatively novel portable Organ Care System for donor lungs. The analysis of the technical complications, especially organ damage from overenthusiastic revving of the pump, is particularly sobering.