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Proceed II International Heart Transplant Trial Results Revealed at ISHLT 34th ... - PR Web (press release)

Proceed II International Heart Transplant Trial Results Revealed at ISHLT 34th ... - PR Web (press release) | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

The Proceed II International Heart Transplant Trial Results are being Revealed at the ISHLT 34th meeting.

 

Preliminary outcome data are favorable for heart transplant outcomes where donor hearts were maintained on the TransMedics Organ Care System device compared to being placed into conventional cold storage prior to transplantation.

 

Further comments from medical professionals on this new technology can be viewed via this link-

http://www.inquisitr.com/1207466/transporting-a-heart-in-a-box-is-a-great-advance-says-dr-mark-plunkett/

 

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Promising preliminary results with the use of ex-vivo normothermic heart preservation

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Set Of Donor Lungs Preserved For 11 Hours Outside The Body - RedOrbit

Set Of Donor Lungs Preserved For 11 Hours Outside The Body - RedOrbit | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Reported via RedOrbit- Set Of Donor Lungs Preserved For 11 Hours Outside The Body.

 

The multidisciplinary transplant team at University Hospitals Leuven in Belgium successfully preserved a set of donor lungs for over eleven hours with the help of a machine, the. Organ Care Systems (OCS) device.

 

In this unusual case a combined liver and lung transplant procedure was required to deal with a patient with both acute liver failure and end stage lung disease. To facilitate the lung transplant being performed following the liver transplant procedure, the lungs required prolonged ex-vivo preservation via the OCS device.

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One of an increasing number of cases where the OCS device is being used for ex-vivo lung preservation

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